Six People Charged After Hectic Party Boat Punch-On In Darling Harbour

Anyone who’s ever been on a party boat knows that the night is going to end in one of two ways – either you vomit your guts up over the side of the vessel, or you get carted off by the cops for unruly behaviour.

For six people in Sydney overnight, it was the latter option, after police were called to King Street Wharf late last night, responding to reports of an affray on a booze cruise in Darling Harbour. 

Per NSW Police reports, the party boat in question left the wharf at 5.30pm Saturday, and returned at around 10.45pm to drop off a “severely intoxicated person” – yeah, all of this definitely tracks so far.

As the vessel left the dock once again, passengers began calling out to passers-by to alert them to a woman who had apparently jumped from the wharf and was in the water in need of assistance.

The woman was removed from the water and taken to hospital, but shortly after, a fight broke out on board – a number of people were assaulted, and one woman hospitalised with bruising to her arm.

Per the NSW Police statement:

“Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command arrested six people who were taken to Day Street Police Station. A 23-year-old woman, 24-year-old man and 26-year-old man were charged with affray. Another 23-year-old woman was charged with common assault. A 25-year-old woman was charged with hinder police and another a 25-year-old woman was charged with assault police/resist police.”

All six people are set to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday March 14.

There’s something happening with Aussies and boats right now, as just last week, more than 20 members of the same Melbourne family were ejected from a cruise ship for brawling.

Several days before that, seven people were removed from a cruise ship in Sydney after an alleged glassing incident in the toilet queue.

For the sake of your own safety, it might be best to stick to dry lad for a bit, folks.