New South Wales –
Because of sparking fights, as many as 23 people who are still a large family were expelled from a cruise ship that was sailing in Australia in the South Pacific. These fights triggered a number of injured victims inside the ship. As reported by CNN on Monday (10/2/2018), this incident occurred on board a Carnival Line cruise that was sailing from Melbourne to New Califonia in the South Pacific and back again to Australia for 10 days .
Amateur video footage from the vessel shows several passengers pushing each other and wrestling with each other. The struggle also occurred with the ship's security officers. They shouted loudly to make other passengers worry. The outstanding video also shows some security officers kicking off the passengers involved in the fight.
"We have a zero tolerance approach to excessive behavior that affects other guests," the Carnival Cruse Line statement said. "In line with this policy, we are working closely with local authorities in Australia to bring down the large family groups involved in the disruptive action over Carnival Legend," the statement added.
Another amateur video released by Melbourne radio station 3AW the passengers cheered as the police drove the people involved in fighting off the cruise ships.
In a separate statement, New South Wales Police (NSW) said it received reports that a number of men were involved in a fight on Friday (16/2) . At that time, the position of this cruise ship is located in the waters 220 kilometers from Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The security guards on board were intervening and arrested several people before reporting to the local police.
"At 13:30 local time (16/2), six men and three teenage boys descended from the ship in Twofold Bay, Eden," said the NSW Police Force. "A total of 14 other passengers, including some women and children, also left the ship, the group was taken to Canberra where other travel arrangements were made," the police statement added.
The Carnival Legend and NSW Police did not reveal the cause of the fight. The number of wounded people was also not revealed to the public. Both the NSW Police and the cruise ship management claimed the investigation was still underway.
As of Monday (19/2) local time, no criminal charges have been charged. None of the suspects detained by Australian authorities. The NSW police just reaffirmed that the investigation is not over yet.
Other passengers' information mentioned there were many injured. "There are a lot of people hanging around with torn wounds on the head and hands and bandages everywhere," said a passenger named Kellie Peterson to a local 3AW radio.
As a result of this incident, the ship that can accommodate up to 2,100 passengers is anchored earlier than schedule . The other passengers were deployed in Melbourne on Saturday (17/2) local time. Other passengers ask for their AUS $ 999 tickets to be refunded in full.
(nvc / ita)