According to ABC News in Australia, a cruise passenger was arrested after he tried to throw his partner overboard from Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas.
According to the Mercury newspaper, witnesses heard screaming followed by an emergency alarm.
The Daily Mail identified the cruise passenger as David James Fysh. According to the Epoch Times, a fellow passenger commented on the Tasmania Police Facebook page that the woman was covered with bruises.
The incident, which the police in the next port of call in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia called a “family violence incident,” reportedly occurred last night around 3:30 a.m. The police boarded the cruise ship this morning in Hobart, arrested a 46 year-old man from Queensland and charged him with attempted murder.
The man appeared in the court in Hobart this afternoon and was remanded into police custody.
Domestic disturbances of this type occur more frequently than the cruise lines would like to admit.
Just last week, a cruise passenger assaulted his girlfriend and choked her until she passed out during a cruise to the Bahamas on an unidentified cruise ship. Two weeks ago, a woman slashed / stabbed her boyfriend with a steak knife aboard the Carnival Fantasy. Last month, another Carnival cruise passenger was indicted for throwing his girlfriend from the couple’s balcony on the 14th deck down down to the 11th deck on the Carnival Elation which sailed from Jacksonville to Freeport in the Bahamas.
The most recent publicized incident involved a husband who murdered his wife aboard the Emerald Princess during a cruise to Alaska last year.
We have written about cruise ship murders (typically of women) during cruises in the past.
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