Fight Onboard the Bermudian

Fri, 2005-07-01

Around 11:30pm on Friday, Police received several reports of fights onboard the M/V Bermudian. It appears that Bermynet was holding a cruise heading through the channel when Police received reports of individuals being stabbed onboard the vessel. Also, there were reports of weapons including firearms being brandished. The boat berthed in Dockyard where some of the individuals involved in the fracas and other people disembarked. The vessel then left Dockyard headed for Albouy's Point, where upon arrival it was met by Police and ambulance. Four females were injured and taken to the hospital. Three were treated and released; however, a 20 year old female remains in the hospital receiving treatment for a collapsed lung as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

As a result of this incident, Police made specific deployments. The Police Support Unit (PSU), the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and operational units were deployed in Dockyard and Albouy's Point with a view to search the area as well as act on specific information received. Persons leaving the boat in Hamilton were then searched by ERT officers. Officers from the Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU), Serious Crime Unit (SCU) and Marine Unit, as well as Senior Officers were on hand to assist. The Forensic Support Unit (FSU) also gathered evidence at the scene to aid the ongoing investigation. Two individuals were arrested as a result of this incident and are assisting Police with their inquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1-800-623-8477.

Police are advising the public that we are aware of the social events that are planned for this evening around the island. We will have a full compliment of officers from the PSU, ERT, CIU, Narcotics and other units working tonight.

Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated, and offenders will be arrested and put before the courts.