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Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruise

Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruiseBy Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) – Carnival Corp , the world’s largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed. The American-British company said in a statement that it was investigating “all aspects including the security response” of the incident, which was captured on video and posted on social media. The 10-day cruise to the South Pacific returned to the Australian southern city of Melbourne on Saturday, a day after 23 people were removed in the New South Wales (NSW) town of Eden for what the company described as “disruptive and violent acts”.



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Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabinsMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence.



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Entire family kicked off 'cruise from hell' in Australia after mass brawl

Entire family kicked off 'cruise from hell' in Australia after mass brawlAn entire family were removed from a ten-day cruise in the South Pacific after a mass brawl and accusations of repeated intimidating behaviour towards other passengers.   Footage captured the Carnival Legend ship’s crew and security personnel attempting to break up a chaotic fight between several passengers at around 12.45am on Friday morning. It is unclear what prompted the scuffle, with members of staff in the video seen attempting to stop passengers from recording the the incident.   Carnival Cruise Lines confirmed a large family group had been involved “in violent and disruptive acts”, forcing the ship destined for Melbourne to make an unscheduled stop in New South Wales so 23 passengers could be removed. Passengers described it as a “cruise from hell”, with some left afraid to leave their cabins and reports of up to 30 people being injured on board. One passenger described it as a “bloodbath” and told 9NEWS that threats were made to stab and throw people overboard. “We are so scared after witnessing a traumatic experience yet again with the same offenders,” he said before the group were removed. “We will not be leaving our cabins and are truly scared for our safety and what could happen next.” The family was removed from the ten-day cruise in the South Pacific after the brawl Credit: 9 News Another passenger, Kellie Peterson, told 3AW the group were “looking for trouble from the minute they got on the ship”. “My husband said to take it away, because there’s kids here, and five of them surrounded my husband,” she said. She added there were “people walking around with cut heads and hands” with “bandages everywhere” following the disruption. “Fights have been going on for a few days now,” she said. “We're scared. We've been told to watch our backs by this group so we're scared to go anywhere alone in the ship. “We can't wait to get off.” Ugly scenes on a cruise ship off the Eden coast has seen a family removed after they were allegedly involved in several violent clashes. #7Newspic.twitter.com/m9WdNMMx7c— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) February 16, 2018 A 21-year-old female passenger said a friend was “subjected to a large violent outburst” by the group after he accidentally brushed past a member of the family. “He was essentially thrown to the ground, it was completely unprovoked," she told The Age. “They had him by the neck and they were punching and kicking him.” Some members of the family were removed from the cruise by New South Wales Police after the ship’s captain refused to take them any further. Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Cruise Line’s vice-president, said the decision to remove an entire family was “unprecedented”. Carnival Cruise Line said in a statement that safety is its “number one priority”, adding they take a “zero tolerance approach to excessive behaviour that affects other guests”. “We are confident that this strong action has addressed the disruption on-board Carnival Legend and enabled our remaining guests to properly enjoy the closing stages of their holiday,” added Ms Vandekreeke. “These events are completely isolated to this family group and out of character with the experience on-board Carnival Legend. We are also initiating a full internal investigation into what occurred.”



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Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phoneFormer Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said on Tuesday. The double amputee — who is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp — was left with a bruise after “an altercation with another inmate over the use of a public phone” on December 6, according to the department of Correctional Services. “Oscar Pistorius sustained a bruise following an alleged incident with another inmate over the use of a public phone in the special care unit where both offenders are detained at Attridgeville Correctional Centre,” spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said.



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Taiwanese lawmakers launch water balloons, brandish chairs in floor brawl

Taiwanese lawmakers launch water balloons, brandish chairs in floor brawlA fracas broke out on the Taiwanese parliament floor Friday as lawmakers exchanged blows over an infrastructure project for the second day in a row.



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Delta Passenger Arrested After Wild Brawl Breaks Out When He Allegedly Tries To Open Emergency Exit Door

Delta Passenger Arrested After Wild Brawl Breaks Out When He Allegedly Tries To Open Emergency Exit DoorThe suspect hit a flight attendant over the head with a wine bottle.



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Two Men Arrested in Connection With Turkish Embassy Brawl

Two Men Arrested in Connection With Turkish Embassy BrawlBoth men live in the United States.



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Woman Arrested in Videotaped McDonald's Brawl: Police

Woman Arrested in Videotaped McDonald's Brawl: PoliceValerie Shepherd, 21, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct in the videotaped melee at a McDonald's in Iowa, police said.



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As immigration activists protest in gallery, Texas lawmakers brawl

As immigration activists protest in gallery, Texas lawmakers brawlA fracas erupted Monday at the Texas House of Representatives after a Republican lawmaker said he'd called immigration authorities on protesters demonstrating in the Capitol.



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Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl

Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawlTurkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence during Erdogan’s visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington’s police chief described the incident as a “brutal attack” on peaceful protesters.



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