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Police board Norwegian Breakaway after reported assault

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Massachusetts State Police boarded the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway on Tuesday night after a reported assault occurred on board the vessel. The Norwegian Breakaway departure from Boston was delayed for more than five hours due to the police investigation.

A spokesperson from MSP said that the police boarded the ship to conduct the investigation at 9:55 p.m.

Norwegian Breakaway Captain made an announcement informing passengers and crew that the ship hasn’t received clearance from the authorities to leave the port.

A guest aboard shared the following photo on Cruise Critic Forum, saying that three SUVs have been sitting next to the Norwegian Breakaway and have seen people moving on and off the ship. 

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Norwegian Breakaway was scheduled to leave Flynn Harbor at 7 pm instead, the vessel set sail at around 12:10 am.

Police have not released details of the incident.

Norwegian Breakaway is currently sailing a 7 Night Canada & New England cruise with Newport and Boston.


The police report states that the sexual assault happened on board while the ship was sailing between Providence and Boston. Police and FBI agents responded to the scene and the investigation revealed that the suspect and victim are crew members.