Meeting at the House of Commons.
Mike and Ann, Rebecca’s parents do not know what has happened to their lovely daughter, but they will not give up until they get the answers. The family are passionate to get the law changed for British and European passengers/crewmembers to have the same protection as US Nationals. (See the link below.)
Chester M.P. Mr Stephen Mosley brought up Rebecca’s case in the House of Commons; the Shipping Minister Parliamentary under Secretary of State Mr Mike Penning has asked to meet with Mike and Ann on the 12th September 2011 at 5pm as to how to move forward with regards to changing the UK Laws; also Anne Coughlan of Victims Support UK will be in attendance with the Minister.
The Rebecca Coriam Search Foundation and her family have been working closely with the organisation International Cruise Victims (ICV) http://www.internationalcruisevictims.org/
Their Chairman Mr. Kendall Carver, with the help of Senator John Kerry and Congresswoman Doris Matsui has been successful in changing the law for US Nationals in 2010. President Obama and The US congress passed the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act 2010 which requires cruise ships to report shipboard crimes to the FBI and US Coast Guard for any US National and to maintain rape kits aboard their ships.
Victim Support Europe has joined International Cruise Victims to have The European Union (EU) adapt safety regulations – currently 26 nationals and regional organizations re affiliated to Victim Support Europe.