The Straits Times
Published on Nov 19, 2012

Briton in serious condition after pizza fight on ferry


THE HAGUE (AFP) - Two British passengers on a Dutch-bound ferry were airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after two separate fights onboard, including one over a slice of pizza, Dutch police said Sunday.

The incidents happened on the 1,360-passenger ferry Pride of Rotterdam on an overnight trip from Hull in England to Rotterdam, the world's fifth-largest port.

The first incident happened around midnight (7am Singapore time) when a 25-year-old Briton allegedly snatched a slice of pizza from another, sparking an argument.

"This led to a scuffle in which the 25-year-old man fell down a flight of stairs, seriously injuring his neck in the process," police said in a statement.