Parents of missing crew member sue Disney Cruise Lineby Leah Zanolla
Mar 27, 2014
The parents of a Disney Cruise Line employee who went missing in 2011 are suing the company for $75,000. Rebecca Coriam, 24, a youth activities counselor from England, was last seen on the Disney Wonder near Mexico on March 22, 2011. Coriam's parents, Mike and Ann Coriam of Chester, filed suit claiming that Disney "failed in its duty of care." Coriam was last seen early that morning on security camera footage in staff quarters, where she made a phone call to a friend. She was reported missing when she didn't check in for her shift four hours later.
Coriam's parents "claim Disney Cruise Lines acted negligently in waiting more than four hours to alert the US Coastguard, more than five hours to contact the Mexican navy and nearly seven hours to call the Bahamas police." The suit also claims that Disney "gave false and misleading information about the ship's position when it alerted the coastguard." They think the ship should have had better surveillance available for both passengers and crew members and that person overboard protocols were breached.
In response to the suit, a Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman said, "This incident has been investigated by the authorities. The claims are without merit, as we will demonstrate in court."
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