Cruise ship captain accused of rape
Norwegian Cruise Ship Co. said on Tuesday it was investigating the allegation of a rape aboard a Norwegian-flagged ship in the Caribbean, adding that it is cooperating with police.
Norwegian Cruise Lines, which operates Norwegian Princess Cruises and Norwegian Light Cruises, said the incident occurred on October 28.
A passenger aboard the Norwegian Princess was aboard the vessel at the time and the two were seen leaving the ship together, the company said in a statement.
The captain was suspended without pay pending an investigation into the matter.
The cruise ship is scheduled to depart from New York on November 3.
“We are aware of an incident involving a Norwegian Princess passenger that occurred onboard a Norwegian ship in Miami, Florida,” Norwegian Cruise Line said in the statement.
“Our team is investigating this incident and cooperating with law enforcement.”
Norwegian Cruise is owned by Norwegian Cruise Group, a subsidiary of the parent company, Norwegian Cruise line.
The company said that it has no further comment.
Norway has a history of sexual misconduct involving the leadership of the company.
In 2016, the Norwegian Cruise group was ordered to pay a $5.9 million fine for sexual misconduct by its captain.
In 2015, Norwegian Cruises was fined $2.3 million after its captain was convicted of raping a female passenger.
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