Crewman arrested in assault on another crewman

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) A cruise ship crewman from Scotland has been charged with assault after an altercation aboard the M/V Amsterdam resulted in 23 stitches in the face of another member of the crew, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Alex Marshalsey, 53 of Foshabers, Scotland, was charged with assaulting fellow crewman Nathan A. Tice, 26, of Helena, Mont.

Marshalsey, the ship's communication officer, hit Tice in the face with a wine glass around 2 a.m. Monday during an argument, according to troopers.

Tice received approximately 23 stitches on his face to repair the wounds from the altercation, troopers said.

According to investigators, Tice, but not Marshalsey, had been drinking.

The Amsterdam was underway in Alaska waters near Prince of Wales Island when the assault occurred. Troopers boarded the ship to investigate when the ship arrived in Juneau Monday morning.

Marshalsey was being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

The cruise ship fired both men, according to troopers, leaving them behind in Juneau when the ship sailed.

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