Investigation launched into suspicious death of cruise passenger

By Harry Kemble
07/03/2023
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The suspicious death of a woman on a Carnival Cruise Line ship has prompted an FBI investigation.

The crew on Carnival Sunshine were informed that a woman had been found unresponsive on board after the ship had started sailing to the Bahamas on 27 February.

Medical personnel were unable to resuscitate the woman and her body was taken off the ship three days later when Carnival Sunshine arrived in Nassau in the Bahamas.

Her husband also disembarked the ship in Nassau.

When the ship ended the sailing at its homeport Charleston, South Carolina, US, on 4 March, FBI investigators boarded to examine the woman’s cabin.

In a statement, shared with Cruise Hive, the FBI said: “The FBI investigates certain crimes on the high seas as well as suspicious deaths of US persons.”

A Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson told Travel Gossip: “The FBI joined Carnival Sunshine upon its return to Charleston on Saturday to conduct an investigation into the death of a guest.

“Both the deceased and her husband were debarked in Nassau and Bahamian authorities have already investigated the circumstances and are conducting an autopsy.

“We are fully cooperating. This is a matter for authorities in The Bahamas and Charleston and we have no further comments.”

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