Forever Lucky Cruise Ship Very Unlucky Human Trafficking – On Monday, July 2, 2018, the Philippines Coast Guard stopped the cruise ship, MV Forever Lucky from sailing off from the Port of Orion. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) rescued 139 alleged victims of human trafficking.
Lt. Carlos V. Carlos, Bataan Coast Guard commander, said the 139 Filipinos were on board the ship, “Forever Lucky,” which was headed for Micronesia.
NBI agents began investigating the passengers on Tuesday, and confirmed that the Filipinos were illegally recruited for jobs in Guam.
It had been anchored at the port for a month, and was reportedly leased by a job recruiter in Olongapo City, Carlos said. The alleged recruiter, Johnny Cabrera, will be charged with illegal recruitment by the NBI in Manila.
The MV Forever Lucky, owned and operated by Farenheit Company Ltd, is currently docked in Orion, Bataan. The ship was preparing to depart Philippines for Micronesia to transport an “undocumented number of Filipinos,” Rear Admiral Joel Garcia, Director of the National Coast Watch Center, said.
Fahrenheit Co., Ltd. (FCL) was first established on October 26, 1998 under the name Fahrenheit Enterprises.
Forever Lucky offers twin cabins for US$120, Deluxe Twin cabins for US$150 and Executive Suites for US$210. All cabins include Free WIFI, Coffee and Tea Service, All bedroom and bathroom amenities and Complimentary Breakfast. The cruise ship has the following amenities:
- 24-hour Front Desk & Concierge Services
- 24-hour Housekeeping Service
- Information and Mail Service
- Business Center: 10am-6pm
- Medical Services: 24 hours
- Laundry & Linen Services: 10am-6pm
- Gift Shop & Travel Amenities 10am-10pm