The police in Hong Kong arrested a 47 year old passenger after he reportedly pushed his 43 year old wife overboard from the MV Macau Success cruise ship yesterday.

The cruise ship made an emergency call to police at 7:40 a.m. reporting that a woman had been pushed into the sea at 7:20 a.m.   The police sent rescue vessels to the scene and pulled the unconscious passenger out of the water at about 8:10 a.m.  She as pronounced dead shortly afterward. 

Macau Success Cruise ShipThe police handcuffed her husband took him to the marine department’s regional crime unit, in Sai Wan Ho. 

The South China Morning Post quotes a police officer stating: "Initial investigations indicate that the woman was pushed into the sea from the deck close to the front of the casino ship. Witnesses have been located. Officers also arrested her husband on board the vessel in connection with this murder case."

A week earlier a Chinese passenger jumped from a cruise ship after losing several hundred thousands of dollars gambling on the ship.

Epilogue:  Professor Ross Klein’s Cruise Junkie tracks cruise ship overboards.  There have been over 130 in the last decade.  Most do not end up with either an explanation or an arrest Ike this case. 


Photograph Credit:        MV Macau Success – South China Morning Post