Two students sue shipping giant Maersk, alleging sexual assault and harassment

Shipping giant Maersk is the subject of two new lawsuits, filed by students from the US Merchant Marine Academy who say they were victims of sexual misconduct on one of the company’s ships. An 18-year-old US Merchant Marine Academy student who was repeatedly harassed and groped by older, male crew members during a training program aboard a commercial ship was so terrified of being sexually assaulted that she slept in a locked bathroom, clutching a knife for protection.

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