A massive brawl occurred on the dance floor of a Carnival cruise ship which involved around 60 people.
Reports indicate that the brawl started over allegations of cheating, following an alleged threesome which upset the participants’ partners. Video of the incident shows the chaotic scene that played out as 60 passengers on the cruise began shoving and punching each other.
Initially, the argument only involved two individuals, however it quickly spiraled out of control as more people continued to join the fight. Apparently the fight occurred on the final night of the eight-day Caribbean cruise.
Its unknown whether any of the passengers were arrested once the ship docked in New York.
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More details of this incident were reported by Fox News:
An all-out brawl that broke out between dozens of passengers aboard the Carnival Magic cruise ship was sparked over allegations of cheating while on the trip, according to an eyewitness passenger who shared video of the fight with Fox News Digital.
Theresa James, who said she is a travel agent, told Fox News Digital that the fight started just before 2 a.m. on the ship’s fifth floor, where a dance club and casino are located.
An alleged threesome between passengers had upset their significant others when they learned of the rendezvous, according to James, who said she witnessed the fight from her door.
Beer bottles were smashed, and a woman may have been cut during the chaos, James said.
The brawl lasted about an hour, according to the travel agent, and took the parties involved from the fifth floor to the ship’s first floor, which James described as a huge distance. She said the altercation wasn’t physical the whole time, and an estimated 60 people may have been involved.
It’s unclear if anyone was arrested or if New York or New Jersey authorities would handle it or another jurisdiction since it may have happened over international waters.
The Coast Guard was notified by cruise officials following the incident and they sent a boat from Staten Island to escort the cruise ship to dock in Manhattan. Once the ship docked, police and paramedics were on site waiting to greet the passengers.
The incident was initially described by the NYPD as an “emergency docking.”
Here’s the cruise line statement on the incident:
“Last night while Carnival Magic was returning to New York, a number of guests were involved in an altercation in a nightclub. Thankfully no serious injuries were reported and our onboard security team intervened. The ship arrived as scheduled this morning and shoreside law enforcement authorities were notified and met the ship to interview suspects and witnesses and conduct an investigation.”
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