A newspaper in South Carolina, Channel 5 WCSC, reported this evening that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a “suspicious death” involving a woman aboard the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship. According to this local newspaper, the guest was traveling with her husband when:
Crew members of Carnival Cruise Sunshine were made aware of an unresponsive woman on Feb. 27 . . . staff attempted life-saving measures, but the woman was pronounced dead on the ship.
Carnival disembarked the deceased guest and her husband to Nassau, where the local Bahamas Police Department conducted an investigation of sort.
Carnival released a cursory public relation release which did not provide any useful information about what happened to the woman:
The FBI joined Carnival Sunshine upon its return to Charleston yesterday morning 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.
We will provide additional information when we learn what happened to this woman.
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March 6, 2023 Update: Newsweek covered the story,
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