Cruise Passenger Kicked off for Flicking Cigarette

By ,   June 19, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

The Daily Mail reported that a passenger was kicked off a cruise ship after flicking a cigarette butt off of the ship's side earlier this week.

The incident happened during P&O 10-day cruise to Bali when the security officer witnessed a traveler flick his cigarette butt off the side of the ship. The cruiser was told to return to his stateroom where he regretted when he had done and immediately apologized.

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Since fire onboard is the number one concern for safety on cruise ships, the PO captain had no choice but to remove the 57-yo man from the voyage at the next port of call.

The P&O health & safety video states:

“Passengers are never to throw cigarette butts, matches, or cigar ends over the side of the ship or from a cabin balcony. They could easily be blown back onto the ship and start a fire. Remember, you can only smoke in designated smoking areas.”

In 2006, a fire was started onboard Star Princess because of a smoldering cigarette. One cruise passenger died and 11 others were injured. More than 100 staterooms were burned.