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Kevin McGrath ‘vanished’ from Carnival cruise, was reportedly on parole for assault


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A Carnival Cruise passenger who mysteriously vanished from the ship during a family vacation was not allowed to sail because he was on probation for assault after his wife said he threatened to kill her and their kids, according to a report.

Kevin McGrath, 26, was celebrating his dad’s 60th birthday on the Carnival Conquest when he failed to show up for breakfast as the ship headed back to Port Miami after a Labor Day weekend cruise to the Bahamas.

But the ship’s cameras and overboard detection system showed no indication that he went overboard and his disappearance has been shrouded in mystery ever since the Coast Guard called off its search.

It has now emerged that McGrath pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in Tennessee in September 2022 and was sentenced to six years of supervised probation, TMZ reported.

His wife said he threatened to kill her and their children, according to the outlet, which cited legal documents.

McGrath received permission to move from Tennessee to Florida, where he was living with his parents, but his probation officers said he never got a green light to go on a cruise, the report said.

The probation office — which apparently only found out he had been aboard the Conquest when media reported about his disappearance — said he also is delinquent on $241.20 in probation fees, the outlet said.

McGrath was with a big group of relatives during the three-day cruise, his sister Danielle McGrath previously told USA Today.

He was reportedly last seen by his brother Andre at about 2 a.m. Sept. 3 and his keycard was used to enter his room around 3:30 a.m.

The family met for breakfast at 7:30 a.m., but McGrath didn’t show.

His disappearance came a week after a young college student fell overboard off the world’s largest cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas.

The family met for breakfast at 7:30 a.m., but McGrath didn’t show.

Sigmund Ropich, 19, tumbled into the ocean off Cuba and was never found.


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