After the "Costa Naoromantica" berthed at Port Louis in the afternoon of March 17, 2017, one of its 600 crew members was arrested by police officers of the departmental security which were on the quay at the arrival of the ship. The Nepalese national was suspected of a rape perpetrated during a previous stopover in Marseilles. A complaint was lodged with the public prosecutor's office in Agen which opened a judicial investigation entrusted to an investigating judge. Believing that the evidence in his possession was sufficiently serious and consistent, the investigating magistrate issued an arrest warrant against the man. The Nepalese was taken to the courthouse of Champ Fleuri to be placed under arrest warrant. He was incarcerated while awaiting his transfer by aircraft to Agen.