Woman Sexually Assaulted on Carnival Cruise Ship

By ,   March 1, 2018 ,   Accidents

An 18-year-old woman with special needs has been allegedly assaulted by a male passenger in a hot tub onboard Carnival cruise ship.

The accident was reported Tuesday evening on Carnival Elation, which was on a 5-day cruise from Jacksonville to the Bahamas, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

In a statement, Carnival Cruise Line says that “an adult female guest notified our security team of an alleged act of misconduct by an adult male guest onboard Carnival Elation.”

The line said it had notified law enforcement, including FBI, and that the male passenger had been detained onboard.

Carnival Elation cruise ship

The cruise ship is due to return to Jacksonville today, March 1.

The FBI will handle the investigation into the accident because it occurred on international waters.

For other Carnival Elation accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.