noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

A bit of disturbing news involving food service staff on the Connie :(

Sadly there has been crew-on-crew violence in the form of one chef attacking another on the Constellation.  The victim was rush to a local hospital in critical condition.

 

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/2016/05/articles/crime/police-arrest-cook-for-attempted-murder-of-chef-on-celebrity-constellation/

 

This brings to mind something that I've considered quite extraordinary up to now.  Ship crew members from all over the world and all walks of life appear to co-exist peaceful for long periods of time away from home.  It has given me hope that the general population might also be able to do this some time.

 

Thoughts?

Tags: Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Constellation

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Sadly, this was probably a result of built up emotions which could have resulted from daily abuse of some sort. I can only imagine the pressure that the crew members feel to be perfect--on each party.. I'm not justifying the crime. Just saying, that there has be a reason.  

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

First thoughts go out to the chef that was stabbed.  The article states that the attacker (Cook) was intoxicated when he started his shift at 5 AM on the day that he stabbed the chef.   This sounds like a worker that had issues with his supervisor and his his breaking point with the help of drinking happened.   I'm surprised there is not more crew on crew violence given the long hours and close living situation the crew has to deal with.

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

Alcohol + Knife never ends well. Def sounds like an underlying issue that has not gone resolved and the booze just intensified emotions. Curious to the "unseaworthiness" of the vessel now and what that meant for the passengers on the ship. This one horrible small events have some serious implications....

[quote=JusMe]

First thoughts go out to the chef that was stabbed.  The article states that the attacker (Cook) was intoxicated when he started his shift at 5 AM on the day that he stabbed the chef.   This sounds like a worker that had issues with his supervisor and his his breaking point with the help of drinking happened.   I'm surprised there is not more crew on crew violence given the long hours and close living situation the crew has to deal with.

 

I have a feeling that plenty things happen but if it doesn't resort in violence or death--we never hear about it.  I'm sure crew get fired and dropped off at the next port. We just aren't looking for that type of thing. Why would we...we are on vacation.

Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain
Perhaps he was just attempting to devise his own real life fine dining culinary option of a  "Chef Filet" 
meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

That website is nifty... All cruise news and the happenings that we never hear about... I was reading the Rhapsody incident with the window and the black outs...

[quote=meghad23]

That website is nifty... All cruise news and the happenings that we never hear about... I was reading the Rhapsody incident with the window and the black outs..

 

I am not sure that I want to hear about all the negative issues. I want to enjoy my vacations. I like anticipating my cruises and vacations----not thinking about if it will be my ship that decides to go black in the middle of the ocean at night. Or if it will be my ship that a husband goes missing. Surprised  

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