Australian Held for Suspected Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

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Authorities have detained a cruise ship passenger for suspected sexual assault.

23 year old Elias Azzi of Sydney, Australia, was remanded to the Dunedin District Court in New Zealand for an attack which allegedly occurred on January 3 aboard the Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas cruise ship.

In a statement Royal Caribbean commented that "When one of our guests reported an alleged sexual assault on board Ovation of the Seas we contacted the New Zealand police and we are cooperating fully with their investigations."

The details involved in the attack were not immediately available.