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Sexual offences on Maersk ship investigated as criminal case

The two women, who have sued Maersk in the US for failing to take responsibility in cases of rape and sexual harassment, have filed the cases to the US Coast Guard. One case has been transferred to the prosecution authority after ended investigation.

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Serious legal consequences appear to be underway in two much-debated cases, in which two women this week have filed a lawsuit against Maersk at a civil court in New York for not having protected the women when they were subjected to, respectively, rape and sexual harassment on board a Maersk ship.

The two sexual offence cases have been filed to the US Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS), which has the authority to investigate concrete, alleged criminal activities that encompass US Coast Guard personnel.

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