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Maersk sued: "I want justice, but I also want a change in this industry"

In a blog post last year, a US woman told of a rape on board a Maersk vessel. Now she comes forth by name and has together with another woman filed a lawsuit against Maersk for not having done enough to protect them from sexual offences. ShippingWatch has interviewed her.

Hope Hicks told last year in an anonymous blog post of a rape at a Maersk vessel. Now she comes forth by name and with picture and has recently filed a lawsuit against the Danish shipping firm. | Photo: Maritime Legal Solutions

Hope Hicks has filed a lawsuit against Maersk, and it is first and foremost about promoting a cultural change in the maritime industry, which is characterized by a work environment hostile to women.

This she tells ShippingWatch over a conference call in which her lawyer, Christine Dunn, participates as well.

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