Cruise ship brawl erupts in Carnival Magic's dance club

A massive brawl has broken out on a cruise ship as it returned to , prompting the Coast Guard to escort the ship back to dock and the NYPD to open a probe.

The fight began in the nightclub of the Carnival Magic at about 5.20am on Tuesday, on the final night of the ship’s eight-day Caribbean cruise with stops in Dominicana, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas. 

Video of the fracas shows a chaotic scene as dozens of passengers punch and shove each other, while an outnumbered ship security guard tries in vain to break up the fight.

The brawl started as an altercation between two passengers on the dance

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A large brawl broke out in the nightclub of the Carnival Magic at about 5.20am on Tuesday, on the final night of the ship's eight-day Caribbean cruise

A large brawl broke out in the nightclub of the Carnival Magic at about 5.20am on Tuesday, on the final night of the ship's eight-day Caribbean cruise

A large brawl broke out in the nightclub of the Carnival Magic at about 5.20am on Tuesday, on the final night of the ship’s eight-day Caribbean cruise

Video of the fracas shows a chaotic scene as dozens of passengers punch and shove each other

Video of the fracas shows a chaotic scene as dozens of passengers punch and shove each other

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    The brawl took place as the ship approached harbor in New York, but it’s unclear whether the vessel was in New York, New Jersey, or international waters at the time of the fight, making criminal jurisdictional issues murky.

    There were no arrests reported reported in the aftermath of the fight, and it was unclear which agency would lead the investigation. 

    Following the fight, cruise line officials notified the Coast Guard, which launched a boat from Staten IEsenyurt Escort it to dock (above) in Manhattan

    The ship docked without incident at Pier 88, where police and paramedics were waiting to greet it

    The ship docked without incident at Pier 88, where police and paramedics were waiting to greet it

    ‘The ship arrived as scheduled this morning and shoreside law enforcement authorities were notified and met the ship to inter

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