Crew member raped woman aboard NIEUW AMSTERDAM
A Hollad America cruise ship worker raped, beat and strangled a female passenger before trying to throw her overboard. An atrocious incident occurred aboard Holland America’s MS NIEUW AMSTERDAM early morning on Valentine’s Day. At this time the vessel was performing the 7-days Caribbean cruise having departed Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, State of Florida on February 9.
After the cruise liner arrived back to the Port Everglades, the violator, the 28-year-old room service attendant from Indonesia, was arrested on a charge of murderous intent and sexual assault.
The chief executive of Holland America Line reported, that the horrible incident had happened for the first time in the company’s 140-year history.