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Cruise Line Safety
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Traveln On Radio will explore the issue of Cruise Line safety and security with our distinguished panel of guests: Kendall Carver, President of the International Cruise Victims Association, and prominent Maritime Attorney Marva Jo Wyatt. U.S. Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) recently sponsored a bill, HR 1485, The Cruise Vessel Security & Safety Act of 2009, (U.S. Senator John Kerry [D-MA], sponsored a similar bill in the Senate) and she may call in sometime during the show to discuss this proposed legislation
Episode Segments:
International Cruise Victims Association
Kendall Carver, President of the International Cruise Victims Association talks about the disappearance of his daughter during an Alaskan cruise, and the frustrations he felt trying to get answers from the cruise line, who have never been cooperative.
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Crimes on the High Seas
Kendall Carver talks about his decision to from the ICVA, the problem of crimes during cruises, and the proposed The Cruise Vessel Security & Safety Act of 2009 proposed by .US. Representative Doris Matsui.
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Maritime Law
Marva Jo Wyatt, one of the preeminent experts in the field of maritime law & cruise line legal issues, talks about the problems with cruise line safety, some of the underlying problems that may contribute to crime, the most common types of incidents, and why cargo seems to be treated better than passengers in most cases.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Kendall Carver
Kendall Carver serves as the President of the International Cruise Victims Association.

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Marva Jo Wyatt
Attorney Marva Jo Wyatt, of the Wyatt law offices of Long Beach California is one of the pre-eminent legal experts in maritime law and cruise line legal issues. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Univ. of San Francisco school of law and at Loyola law school in LA. Marva has also been qualified as an expert witness in maritime law and is the chair of the admiralty and maritime law consulting group, appointed by the California State board of Governors. Her law review article: “High Crimes on the High Seas: Re-evaluating cruise line legal liability” in the University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal.