FBI Investigates Suspicious Death of Woman Aboard Emerald Princess

By ,   July 27, 2017 ,   Accidents

The FBI is investigating the death of a 39-year-old woman stemming from a domestic dispute onboard a Princess Cruises ship sailing in U.S. waters off Alaska.

The cruise line said in a statement the death had occurred Tuesday night on Emerald Princess.

The name of the victim has not been released, but Princess Cruises says she was resident of Utah. The domestic dispute happened around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. 

Emerald Princess arrived in Juneau Wednesday morning, just before 8:00 a.m., but passengers did not immediately get off. 

'Since the incident, our fleet security team has been coordinating with the FBI and other local authorities. They will be embarking the ship when it arrives in Juneau this morning,' the statement says. 

No arrests have yet been made. FBI is required to step in, in case such deaths occur in international or U.S. waters. The vessel was reportedly still in U.S. waters when the passenger was found dead. 

Emerald Princess departed from Seattle on Sunday, July 23 to begin a 7-day cruise and was scheduled to return July 30.  

A scenic Tracy Arm Fjord cruise, scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, was cancelled. Emerald Princess was supposed to be docked in Ketchikan Tuesday night. Thursday night had to be spent in port of Skagway before sailing back to Seattle

It is unclear if the cruise liner will finish its schedule.

For reports on other Emerald Princess ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com