[This was not posted in April as wordpress states it was posted 15 August 2015, but was started back in April. Apologies for the glitch]
This post is to highlight the abuse of children and its connection to boats, yachts, ships, narrow boats and sometimes water related activities.
Abuse happens on various types of boats from narrowboats used as houseboats on canals to sea going yachts. Boats of course have advantages for abusers. They can be a venue for abuse with the captain having almost absolute power over his crew.
Boats are also means of transport – which can be used for carriage of pornographic books, tapes, images or even children and boats can cross more easily across borders without going through customs.
Boats are away from immediate interference of police, or authorities. Indeed it is often confusing which authorities even have jurisdiction if any or supervisory capacity over children…
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