Maersk accused of having known of harassment cases back in 2016

Maersk has been sued by two women due to sexual offences on board a Maersk vessel. The women’s lawyers claim that the carrier failed to protect the women, even though the company in a letter to authorities in 2016 acknowledged there were problems.

Photo: Amanda Perobelli/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Even though Maersk in 2016 had an official zero-tolerance policy in regards to sexual offences (assault and harassment) and was aware that potential incidents were not reported, the Danish carrier did not do enough to protect female seafarers on their ships.

That is one of several counts in two women’s lawsuit against Maersk which was filed at a New York court Tuesday.

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