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Cruise ship disaster: what is the wife's best plan of action?

Two passengers (husband and wife), from the United States, were on a cruise ship that was flying the flag of Liberia. During the cruise they surprised two employees of robbing their room. During the scuffle, the husband had a heart attack and died.
The spouse wants to sue the owner of the ship, since the robbers were identified as employees. However, there is a problem, as Liberia does not recognize the property stolen as belonging to the wife, but belonging to the husband. Also that the wife belonged to the husband and has no say in the husband's property.

Since this ship was flying under a "flag of convenience" arrangement, what are the rights of the wife if any?

What is the wife's best plan of action to hold the ship and its owner responsible for the theft of property and the death of her husband.

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Since this ship was flying under a "flag of convenience" arrangement, what are the rights of the wife if any?

Well first of all a '"flag of convenience ship"' is a ship that flies the flag of a country other than the country of ownership. Under international law, the ...

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