Lawsuit alleges MSC civilian mariner was raped by captain

A complaint filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey alleges that an MSC civilian mariner was raped by the captain when working as the 1st assistant engineer aboard the USNS Carson City, a Spearhead class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EFT). The suit alleges that the United States failed to adequately protect the mariner, Elsie E. Dominguez, the ship’s 1st assistant engineer, from sexual assault.

The complaint asserts that the United States’ conduct violates the...

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