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January 17, 2012 3:48 pm
"The investigation [was] conducted by the country whose flag is flown. In this case, Disney flies the flag of the Bahamas. So, you have the notion of a single police officer from Nassau, having to get on an airplane, fly all the way to Los Angeles, and then go on to the ship for a few hours when the ship returns to LA to conduct a full-blown forensic investigation, with the responsibility to interview a couple thousand passengers and a few hundred crew members. It’s a ludicrous proposition."

Vice delves into the frightening world of cruise ship justice (or lack thereof).  Companies based in far flung countries, operating primarily in the US or Europe, ducking taxes, avoiding all manner of responsibility with regards to safety or security, and essentially roaming international waters at liberty. 

(Source: Vice Magazine)