Duisburg (dpa / lnw) - On a training ship in Duisburg, an employee is said to have sexually harassed a trainee. The man "approached a trainee in inland navigation during his free shift in a way that violates the basic rules of cooperation and living together on board the training ship," said the Federal Association of German Inland Shipping (BDB) on request. The incident happened in November 2021. The on-board employee had admitted his misconduct and was immediately released from duty. The employment relationship was terminated and the incident reported to the supervisory authority.
The "Rheinische Post" had previously reported on the allegations against the employee of the training ship. He sexually harassed several trainees. The RP quoted two trainees as saying the man sent offensive messages on Instagram and threw drug parties with trainees on board. The allegations of sexual harassment in several cases date back up to a year.
The other accusations mentioned in the report were not known to the BDB and could therefore not be commented on. "You require further clarification." The "inappropriate behavior" of the former employee in the individual incident in November 2021 affects the association very much. The association did not specify what it was about.
The training ship "Rhein" is not a school, but a "boarding school-like accommodation" in which trainees are accommodated during their three-month block of vocational school lessons at the Schifferberufskolleg. The employees on board ensured the organizational process. There is a code of conduct for living together in a confined space that "expressly prohibits any kind of private approach between the crew and the trainees that goes beyond professional cooperation." Alcohol and narcotics are strictly forbidden.