The International Cruise Victims Association, Inc (ICV)
The International Cruise Victims Association, Inc (ICV) is an association of victims who have survived, and family members of victims who have not survived, crimes while on a cruise vacation.
One of those family members is Ken Carver who founded the International Cruise Victims Association to support the families like his own who are victims of crimes, disappearances, and accidents aboard cruise ships.
From the very beginning of the Association, it was clear that one of the biggest problems facing cruise passenger victims and their families was that cruise lines did not take the legal responsibility for investigating crimes on a cruise.
It would also become apparent that the cruise lines similarly did not take legal responsibility for any shore excursions they sold to cruise passengers.
Furthermore, the International Cruise Victims Association discovered that cruise lines did not take the legal responsibility for the medical care they provided to passengers during a cruise.
There was clearly work to be done.
With several hundred members, the organization began advocating for legislative reform to protect passengers from crimes at sea and to increase the rights of victims of crimes that do occur on cruise ships.
In short, they have all been striving for years make cruise ships safer places for cruise passengers.
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