Contributor Level: Captain

Brawl on the Pacific Explorer

I'm not putting links since I'm not really sure about doing it anymore but you can easily find the story on the internet.  A Russian woman starts brawl on the Pacific Explorer and the ship has to return to port.  


Here's the question:  Have you ever been on a ship that had to return to port because of someone's stupidity?


For me not yet.  

Tags: P&O Cruises P&O Pacific Explorer Brawl Pacific Explorer

13 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

I haven’t read the article,  nor have I been on a cruise that had any sort of incident like this, but how ridiculous to be fighting anytime - especially on a cruise ship!

Contributor Level: Admiral

I noticed you said a "Woman" started it.......not a "Lady"   Big Smile


I have never been on a ship that returned for for a fight.

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Surprised they wouldn't have just locked her in the brig and kept going. Yummy

Contributor Level: Captain

I don't think I've witnessed any major disagreements, let alone fights, while onboard.

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Probably afraid of her leveling harassment or abuse charges against them while in the brig. I would think if the person goes quietly enough (with quietly being a relative term) to the brig that is where they would land but since they were close to port if the person was obtuse enough then yep ... get her off. It is not like they can cast her off in a life boat .. although i am sure there are some that wanted to. 

Contributor Level: Captain

Thanks JCOAKML, I’m so glad I looked up this story!  These quotes pretty well sum it up:

Speaking to 9 News, one of the men involving in the brawl said it was “one hell of a bucks party, that’s it”.

“Where there is excessive behaviour, we’ll take swift action and we’ll come down on them like a tonne of bricks,” said P&O spokesman Sandy Olsen.

Contributor Level: Captain

So I looked at a couple versions of this story and I almost needed an Australian English to American English translator!  I figured it all out, but I definitely need to brush up on my Australian lingo before visiting!

clash between rival bucks parties

one person being glassed

charged with reckless wounding and affray

Contributor Level: Purser

I hope I don't witness any stupidity on a cruise...  Sad, when people can not act right now and days.

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

not me

Contributor Level: Second Mate

I didn't witness any disagreements on our cruise last May.


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