Spirit of France ferry accidents and incidents

CruiseMapper's Spirit of France ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2000-passenger vessel owned by P&O FERRIES (Ferries). Our Spirit of France ferry accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • injuries/crimes – 2012 (students brawl), 2013 (assault)
DateAccident
  March 2013Crew / Passenger Crimes

In March 2013, three male passengers rewere reported participating in an assault during an English Channel crossing. The men were arrested and charged with assaulting a passenger after the ferry docked in homeport Dover England, returning from Calais France.

The assault resulted in bodily harm. The 3 men were also jointly charged with "threatening unlawful violence towards others".

  01 April 2012Crew / Passenger Crimes

On April 1, 2012, around 200 drunken ferry passengers (students) were reported participating in a brawl on the ship. The students were reported running amok naked, smashing glasses, overturning furniture.

The ferry was on a scheduled crossing, en-route from Dover England to Calais France.

The students were undergraduates from University of Manchester. They clashed with rivals from Manchester Metropolitan University. The brawl started in the onboard bar.

For safety reasons, passengers had to be evacuated to an exclusive seating lounge. Reportedly, most students were heavily drunk even before boarding the ferry in Dover. They were seen dancing / stripping naked on the tables, exposing themselves.

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