Cruise Ship Murder Foiled: Woman Escapes Fiancé 'Like a Ninja' after He Tries Throwing Her Overboard

A woman has revealed how she escaped "like a ninja" as her fiancé allegedly attempted to throw her from a luxury cruise ship.

The woman, identified only as Kim, and her fiancé, David James Fysh, 46, boarded a Radiance of the Seas cruise from Sydney, Australia, headed for the island of Tasmania, on October 16.

The couple set off from their home in Wamuran, 60km northwest of Brisbane, and had planned to visit two ports during the trip, News.com.au reported.

At around 3:30am on October 18, some 48 hours into the trip, the couple argued, and Fysh attempted to cast Kim into the ocean, according to a Tasmania Police statement.

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Kim told Australian news show A Current Affair, according to The Daily Mail, that Fysh trapped her on the balcony. She claims her fiancé then took her by the arms, and tried to throw her into the ocean.

However, as Kim was wearing a silky robe she "slipped out of his grip like a ninja," she said.

Following the alleged attack, she locked him outside their cabin. Cruise ship staff then kept Fysh on a separate deck, she said.

Kim told told the broadcaster their relationship was volatile.

Passenger Ayden Harrison told The Mercury shortly after the incident: "We heard a rumour someone had been taken down to the cells and kicked off, but passengers weren't alerted to anything."

Police were called to the scene at around 8:30 am, and arrested Fysh after the ship docked in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. He was charged with the attempted murder of his partner.

Fysh appeared at Hobart Magistrates Court on Friday, October 19, and pleaded not guilty, News.com.au reported. He requested bail, but was denied. The charged will appear in Supreme Court in February 2019.

Royal Caribbean, which runs the Radiance of the Seas cruise, told Newsweek: "During Radiance of the Seas' 5-night Tasmania cruise which departed Sydney on 16 October 2018, a domestic disturbance was reported between two guests.

"Our security staff responded to the incident and Tasmania Police were notified and attended the ship on arrival in Hobart. Royal Caribbean is co-operating fully with authorities.

"At Royal Caribbean, the safety and security of our guests and crew is our highest priority. We have a zero tolerance policy to any form of violence or crime onboard our ships."

This article has been updated with comment from Royal Caribbean​.

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