People are out on the water these days, and there will be ample opportunities to engage and book a boat tour. Most people on a boat tour never suspect that sexual predators are laying in wait to molest and rape people on their boat tours, but it does happen.
People who pilot boats, work on boats and who arrange for helpers on a boat tour can take advantage of the individuals who book the tour. Men and women can be sexually assaulted on a boat tour. If this has happened to you, you can give us a call at the DTLA Law Group right now, to discuss your case.
Boats Out to Sea Are a Small Community Away from the Shore
If a boat allows boat tours and has staff who sexually assault the boat passengers, those passengers are vulnerable when they are far away from the shore. When the passengers and guests of a boat tour are out to sea, the passengers do not have as much power over several individuals who are intent on trapping them and sexually assaulting them at sea. It is a crime to sexually assault someone while on a boat tour.
Boat owners and operators need to perform due diligence and only hire crew who will not sexually assault passengers and guest, while they are out to sea. Sometimes, a crew member intent on sexually assaulting a passenger on a boat tour, will tell the passenger that the boat will not go back to shore safely, unless the sexual favor is granted. This may be the case of a number of different laws being broken (false imprisonment, trapping a passenger, etc.), and if this has happened to you, then you need to call our law office immediately.
Crew members intent on sexually assaulting a passenger may threaten the person with throwing him or her overboard, if sexual favors are not granted. The individual who is the victim of the sexual assault may be afraid of hypothermia, cold incapacitation, being eaten by sharks or other deadly peril that is being threatened while the boat is on the tour out at sea.
Boat Passengers Being Sexually Assaulted May Not Have Access to the Boat Radio for Help
Many passengers and guests to a boat have no idea how to actually work any of the operating systems on a boat. That means, that the passengers and guests will not know how to make contact with anyone off of the boat to warn that the person is being sexually assaulted.
Passengers and guests may not be able to have access to help, by:
- Making a distress call
- Calling the U.S. Coast Guard for help
- Declaring an emergency on the boat
- Use the recording feature of a distress call
- Use channel monitoring of the boat radio
- Know if the radio is within full coverage of the coastline for receiving messages from the boat
- Understands how to make communication with shore during an emergency onboard
- Knows how to use a DSC-Capable Radio (if it is registered on the boat, the user can press the emergency call button for 5 seconds to make a call, and vessel information is automatically transmitted to help nearby)
- Knows how to use Channel 16 or “MAYDAY” distress calls for help
If you have been sexually assaulted on a boat tour and had no way to get help on the boat, you can call us this afternoon for advice on this type of case. You may have additional trauma related to this claim, and we can discuss that with you, when you give us a call today at the DTLA Law Group.
Sexual Predators Know What They Are Planning to Do on a Boat Tour, But Passengers Are Oblivious to These Vulnerabilities
Unbeknownst to the passengers and guests on a boat tour, the sexual predators on the boat usually plan out how they will lure in the guests and sexually assault them once they are out to sea. This is not the fault of the guest and passengers on a boat tour, as they could not have anticipated that the boat tour crew planned to sexually assault them on their day out on the water. If a sexual predator sexually assaults a boat tour guest on the boat, then the guest needs to take action to hold the responsible parties accountable for their criminal actions. If you have been sexually assaulted on a boat, you need to call our law office at DTLA Law Group right now.
We understand the sensitive and difficult nature of this type of trauma, and we are waiting to talk to you right now about your case.
Long-Lasting Memories of Being Sexually Assaulted on a Boat Tour Stay with Victims for a Lifetime
There are many long-lasting memories that stay with a victim of a sexual assault on a boat tour. Symptoms of sexual assault that stay with survivors for a lifetime can include:
- Shock over the event
- Anger that the even happened
- Hyper-alertness in their everyday lives
- Irritability for no reason
- Reliving the sexual assault over and over
- Need for control in their lives
- Interpersonal relationships that suffer from old memories
- Reduction of ways to cope with life in a healthy way
- Drug and alcohol abuse to heal oneself
- Emotional distancing from loved ones
- Feelings of delusion or betrayal
- Strong sense of shame over the sexual abuse
- Tendency to be alone all the time instead of joining others
If you find that you have long-lasting negative memories related to being sexually assaulted on a boat tour, you can call our legal team at the DTLA Law Group right now.
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