An Investigation Into How Often Crime At Sea is Reported

Cruise Ship Safety: State, Federal Legislation

The federal Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act passed in 2010.

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    STATE-LEVEL LEGISLATION

    Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) introduced legislation to protect passengers when a crime is committed onboard a cruise vessel. The proposal would allow the FBI to delegate authority to local port authorities when a violent crime at sea has occurred.

    Click the link to read the text of the bill: California AB 1060 Cruise Ship Bill

    FEDERAL LEGISLATION

    Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) authored the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010, which requires the FBI to post cruise ship crime statistics on the U.S. Coast Guard website.

    Click the link to read the full text of the law: Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010