September 8, 2012
The unnamed man, an Austrian, did not debark as he assumed he could not be arrested as the boat was registered in Panama and so believed he was on foreign territory.
The man was convicted 13 years ago in Essen of murder, robbery and breaking gun laws, and sentenced to life in prison.
MSC has confirmed the reports but has no statement on the incident.
--by Adam Coulter, U.K. Editor