Air Force Major Drowns in Caribbean Princess' Pool

By ,   June 18, 2019 ,   Accidents

A US Air Force major drowned in a pool aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship.

According to a statement by the medical examiner's office, 37-year-old Stephen Osakue worked for the US Air Force as a research pharmacist and was based at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

Princess Cruises spokesman announced Osakue was found unresponsive in one of the swimming pools on the cruise ship at about 5:15 a.m. on Friday, June 14, as the ship, sailing out of Port Everglades, was on the 6th day of a 7-day Western Caribbean journey

The medical personnel onboard were unable to revive Osakue. Appropriate authorities were notified and conducted an investigation. 

Caribbean Princess cruise ship

Osakue's wife has told investigators they "had a lot to drink" before the drowning, but she was not with him when he entered the pool. A toxicology test will take about a week. The statement said that Osakue drowned in the Neptune Pool on the ship.

The incident occurred at the end of 7-day Western Caribbean cruise (itinerary June 8-15) roundtrip from homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) to George Town (Grand Cayman), Isla Roatan (Honduras), Belize City, and Cozumel (Mexico).

For other Caribbean Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.