Walker & O'Neill, P.A. (LexBlog India)

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  • COVID-19 Cases in India and the Philippines Rise as U.S. Based Cruise Lines Look to Re-Start

    As U.S. based cruise companies like Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruise lines announce their intentions of resuming operations this summer, countries where many crew members reside are facing unprecedented increases in the number of coronavirus cases. Over 40% of crew members hired by cruise lines reside in countries such as India and the Philippines....

  • CMV Crew Member Dies Awaiting Repatriation to India

    A Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) crew member on the Vasco da Gama cruise ship in the U.K. died early this morning, according to several crew members who wish to remain anonyous. The crew member was identified as Krishna Kumar Balaji who was employed by CMV as a “1st cook galley.” He reportedly died in...

  • Rhapsody of the Seas Crew Member Dies After Going Overboard: Suicide or Mysterious Circumstances?

    A 35 year-old crew member from India reportedly died after going overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship which was calling on a Croatian port four days ago. On September 22, 2019, Mansley Pereira, who was employed as a waiter by the Miami-based cruise line, went overboard while the Rhapsody of the Seas was in...

  • Missing Carnival Crew Member Identified

    A newspaper in India has identified the crew member who disappeared from the Carnival Glory on March 18. 2018 as Deepak Gad. The Herald newspaper in Goa stated that Mr. Gad (photo left) was a young seamen from Velim, India who went missing from the Carnival cruise ship last Sunday as the ship was heading to...

  • Crew Member from India Missing from Carnival Inspiration

    The Times of India reports that an Indian crew member has mysteriously gone missing from a Carnival cruise ship while in transit from Mexico to Los Angeles since November 9th.  Symron Santana Almeida, age 33, a resident of Cuncolim, India reportedly was employed as a wiper in the engine room of the Carnival Inspiration.  The Times states...

  • MSC Cruises Reportedly Rehires Cabin Attendant Who Molested 10 Year Old Boy

    The German newspaper, Bild, recently published a blockbuster article tilted Child Molester on Dream Boat which reports that MSC Cruises rehired a crew member who had been accused of sexually molesting a ten year old child. MSC is accused of flying the crew member back to India rather than turning him over to law enforcement. The...

  • Carnival to Outsource IT Jobs to India?

    CBS4 Local News is reporting that Carnival Corporation is eliminating 200 positions from its IT departments across its brands, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Lines and Princess Cruises.   The local news station writes that a French company which holds itself out as a “global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services” is offering offering...

  • Star Cruises to Release Overboard Video

    The Times of India reports that Star Cruises has agreed to show the CCTV video of the circumstances when SuperStar Gemini cruise passenger Raj Kumar Agarwal went overboard from the SuperStar Gemini last week. As we previously reported, Mr. Agarwal disappeared from the cruise ship on the late hours of October 6th / early morning...

  • Passenger Overboard From SuperStar Gemini

    Newspapers in India are reporting that a thirty year old male Indian passenger disappeared in the Strait of Malacca from the SuperStar Gemini operated by Star Cruises. Rajkumar Agarwal, from Calcutta, India, was cruising with his extended family who boarded the SuperStar Gemini on October 4th. He is the youngest of three brothers and was...

  • Crew Member Disappears From Independence of the Seas: Why No Mention in the Press or Social Media?

    A crew member disappeared from Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas earlier in the week. We were first notified of the crew member’s disappearance from another crew member who was concerned about the incident. Today we received confirmation that a crew member went overboard from a reliable separate and independent source. The missing crew member...

  • Celebrity Cruises Hit with $2,500,000 Verdict

    A blog discussing Goa India, and Miami’s Daily Business Review, are reporting on a significant verdict that was recently reached against Miami-based Celebrity Cruises.  The jury verdict involves a Celebrity crew member, Vincente Fernandes, from Goa, India. Back in September 2009, Mr. Fernandes was an assistant stateroom attendant on a Celebrity cruise ship. He alleges...

  • What Have the Carnival Cruises from Hell Taught the U.S. Public? It’s a Great Time to Get a Cheap Cruise!

    I have written around 1,500 articles about the cruise industry on this blog. I’ve covered the issues which are important to me, like the negative environmental impact caused by cruise ships which dump raw sewage into the water and belch toxic high-sulfur smoke into the air. Like the exploitation of vulnerable citizens of India and...

  • Carnival Fires 150 Crew Members from India for Protesting Low Cruise Ship Wages

    In May we reported on exploitative labor practices by Carnival subsidiary P&O Cruises. In Profits Over People: Carnival’s Exploitation of Crew Members is Standard Industry Practice, we explained how P&O  decided to pay its crewmembers a basic salary of 75 pence an hour (approximately $1.20 an hour / $400 a month). The company phased out cash-tips-directly-to-the-crew...

  • Crewmember Overboard From Royal Caribean’s Monarch of the Seas Cruise Ship

    We have been contacted by several different individuals today inquiring into the facts and circumstances surrounding a crewmember going overboard from the Monarch of the Seas cruise ship. We are informed that the overboard involved a crewmember from India.  No other information is known at this time.  The cruise ship is in Nassau today and was in CoCo...

  • The Royal Attitude

    Over the years I have learned that the single most critical factor that drives clients to our office is not when a cruise passenger has been injured or inconvenienced.  Stuff happens, and most people understand that.  But when a cruise line treats passengers poorly after injuring or inconveniencing them, that’s when our law firm’s telephone begins to ring. Over 75% of...

  • Crew Member Missing from the Grandeur of the Seas – Why Are So Many People Disappearing From Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships?

    Newspapers in India are reporting that a young man working as a crew member on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship disappeared at sea. “Disappearances” at sea have been a regular occurrence on Royal Caribbean cruise ships over the past several years.    The Times of India (“Did ‘Missing’ Ship Staffer End Life?“) and the Hindustan Times (“Chef Commits Suicide in U.S.,...

  • Royal Caribbean Passenger Disappearance Update: Is Anyone Cooperating With the Chhikara Family?

    The India Times is continuing to follow the case of Neha Chhikara. Ms. Chhikara disappeared from Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas on December 31, 2009 following allegations that her husband, Royal Caribbean crew member Ankit Dalal, physically and emotionally abused her. In an article entitled “Search Operations Off, Gurgaon’s Woman’s Family Says Husband Has Gone Missing,” the Chhikara...

  • Royal Caribbean “Dowry Death” Case Update

    The sad case of Neha Chhikara who jumped from the Royal Caribbean cruise on December 31, 2009 continues to receive widespread attention in India.  Her friends have expressed condolences to the Chhikara family for her untimely death.    Newspapers in India are now reporting that the family of the accused crew member Ankit Dalal has responded to the charges. ...

  • A Bride’s Despair – Family of Neha Chhikara Claims Royal Caribbean Crew Member Abused Daughter – Did Dowry Dispute Lead to Death?

    Three newspapers in India are reporting that a Royal Caribbean employee, Ankit Dalal, abused his wife, Neha Chhikara, shortly before she apparently jumped from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Monarch of the Seas on New Year’s Eve.   Mr. Dalal is identified in a newspaper articles as a manager for Royal Caribbean on the cruise ship.  We previously reported on this story...

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