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Cruise ship brawl erupts in Carnival Magic's dance club

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A massive brawl has broken out on a cruise ship as it returned to , prompting the Coast Guard to escort the ship back to dock and the NYPD to open a probe.

The fight began in the nightclub of the Carnival Magic at about 5.20am on Tuesday, on the final night of the ship’s eight-day Caribbean cruise with stops in Dominicana, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas. 

Video of the fracas shows a chaotic scene as dozens of passengers punch and shove each other, while an outnumbered ship security guard tries in vain to break up the fight.

The brawl started as an altercation between two passengers on the dance

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A large brawl broke out in the nightclub of the Carnival Magic at about 5.20am on Tuesday, on the final night of the ship's eight-day Caribbean cruise

A large brawl broke out in the nightclub of the Carnival Magic at about 5.20am on Tuesday, on the final night of the ship's eight-day Caribbean cruise

A large brawl broke out in the nightclub of the Carnival Magic at about 5.20am on Tuesday, on the final night of the ship’s eight-day Caribbean cruise

Video of the fracas shows a chaotic scene as dozens of passengers punch and shove each other

Video of the fracas shows a chaotic scene as dozens of passengers punch and shove each other

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    The brawl took place as the ship approached harbor in New York, but it’s unclear whether the vessel was in New York, New Jersey, or international waters at the time of the fight, making criminal jurisdictional issues murky.

    There were no arrests reported reported in the aftermath of the fight, and it was unclear which agency would lead the investigation. 

    Following the fight, cruise line officials notified the Coast Guard, which launched a boat from Staten Island t

    The Carnival Magic (seen in a file photo) was wrapping up an eight-day Caribbean cruise with stops in Dominicana, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas

    The brawl started as an altercation between two passengers on the dance floor, and cops say it widened into a fight involving as many as 40 to 60 passengers

    An outnumbered security guard seemed helpless to stop the brawl when it first broke out. Witnesses say security personnel flooded the nightclub to intervene

    The ship docked without incident at Pier 88, where police and paramedics were waiting to greet it.

    Cruise officials notified the Coast Guard, which launched a small boat from Staten Island to mersin escortmersin escort the ship the rest of the way to its Pier 88 dock. 

    The NYPD initially described the incident as an ’emergency docking’, but Carnival said in a statement to PIX11 that it was a scheduled port call.

    ‘Last night while Carnival Magic was returning to New York, a number of guests were involved in an altercation in a nightclub,’ the statement read.

    Thankfully no serious injuries were reported and our onboard security team intervened,’ the cruise line said. 

    Following the fight, cruise line officials notified the Coast Guard, which launched a boat from Staten Island to escort it to dock (above) in Manhattan

    Following the fight, cruise line officials notified the Coast Guard, which launched a boat from Staten Island to escort it to dock (above) in Manhattan

    The ship docked without incident at Pier 88, where police and paramedics were waiting to greet it

    The ship docked without incident at Pier 88, where police and paramedics were waiting to greet it

    ‘The ship arrived as scheduled this morning and shoreside law enforcement authorities were notified and met the ship to inter

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