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P&O’s zero tolerance means bans for brawlers


A Russian woman was charged with “reckless wounding and affray” over an alleged glassing incident while aboard P&O Cruises’ Pacific Explorer yesterday (Sunday) morning.


According to NSW Police, at about 12.55am Sunday, an argument between several men about a toilet queue grew violent, resulting in a woman (the partner of one of the men) allegedly hitting a 21-year-old man on the head with an empty wine bottle, “causing a laceration”.


Those involved in the incident were separated and detained by ship security, while the injured party was treated by on board medical personnel.


P&O Cruises called for the NSW Police Marine Area Command to board Pacific Explorer to remove six men, including the injured man, and the woman at Bradley’s Head.


The removal of the passengers is in line with the cruise company’s strict policy of “zero tolerance of excessive behaviour that affects the safety, comfort and enjoyment of other guests”, a statement from the company read. 


The cruise line claimed that while such incidents are rare, they “have no hesitation in taking strong action when necessary” including banning those involved in the fray from travelling with P&O Cruises or any of its associated brands. 


Written by: Gaya Avery
Published: 12 February 2018

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