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Entire family removed from Carnival Legend cruise ship over violent brawl

Entire family removed from Carnival Legend cruise ship over violent brawl

The boat was on a 10-day cruise around the South Pacific when two men got into a war of words over tangled feet, which quickly escalated.

Footage of Friday's brawl shows security officials kicking at passengers grappling on the ground amid screams.

It's thought days of fighting on board the Carnival Cruise Line ship between 26 family members had preceded the scrap and some of the details are truly disturbing. She also said members of the family were involved in other incidents during the cruise, but declined to elaborate.

NSW Police confirmed in a statement that they had removed passengers from the ship and were investigating the incident: "Police are investigating an alleged fight onboard a cruise ship while it was about 220km off Jervis Bay".

Overall, seven people, six men and a woman, were arrested and escorted onshore.

David Barkho says his son phoned and begged him to call authorities after he suffered a head injury while on the ship.

Another video on social media shows dozens of passengers applauding, and taunting the family, as they were forced off the anchored ship and handed over to water police.

His son said "a lot of people are bleeding, a lot of people down".

"I could hear a lot of kids crying, women screaming, swearing".

"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".

A bleeding passenger after a brawl on the Carnival Legend cruise ship
DAVID BARKHO/3AW A bleeding passenger after a brawl on the Carnival Legend cruise ship

One passenger, identified only as Zac, told 3AW on Friday morning that security had locked him in his room overnight and he was going to be removed from the ship.

However, Legend's captain stopped near Eden off the New South Wales far south coast on Friday for police to come aboard and remove around 23 people.

"People are walking around with cut heads and hands, bandages everywhere", she said.

One passenger told Nine News: "We are so scared after witnessing a traumatic experience with yet again the same offenders".

"Carnival Legend is now on a 10-day South Pacific cruise scheduled to be completed in Melbourne tomorrow where the ship is now homeported".

Statements have been sought from Carnival Cruise Line and the Australian Federal Police.

Video of a fight involving the group emerged online.

"We apply a zero-tolerance approach to excessive behaviour that affects other guests".

'We are confident that this strong action has addressed the disruption on Carnival Legend and enabled our remaining guests to properly enjoy the closing stages of their cruise holiday.

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