Emerald Princess had set sail for a week-long trip to Alaska from Seattle on Sunday, July 23, with 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members on board. On Wednesday morning, each person on board woke up to the tragic news of the death of a 39-year-old woman, a resident of Utah. According to reports, the woman was involved in a domestic dispute with her husband the night before.

The case is now being investigated by the FBI, as well as the coast guards as the incident took place in the Alaskan waters, off the coast of the US. The ship, 'Emerald Princess' belongs to a fleet of cruises owned by Princess Cruises. It was drifted towards the Alaskan capital city of Juneau.

What Princess Cruises say

Negin Kamali, who is the spokeswoman for Princess Cruises, addressed the press and gave details about the woman. The company has released all these details to the FBI, which is currently investigating the case. According to FBI investigations, the woman's death must have occurred around 9 pm. Nobody has been arrested yet.

Staci Feger-Pellessier, the spokeswoman for FBI, said that the team made its way to Juneau and had labelled the case as homicide. The officials suspect that the husband was behind the gruesome incident, but there has been no proof to pin the crime on the man. Investigations are still on. When the ship reached Juneau, none of the passengers were allowed to get off the cruise for at least eight hours and a whole days’ plan of expedition was called off.

What happened when the ship docked at Juneau?

When the cruise liner docked at Juneau, several people were seen being taken away from the ship by the officials, which also included a child. Both the groups were seen covering their faces by hoodies or umbrellas as if to prevent the onlookers from seeing their faces. They were escorted to the cars, which were parked in the restricted area of the dock.

The passengers who were onboard during the 8-hour investigation kept themselves amused by clicking pictures of the Gastineau Channel or of the capital city of Juneau from the deck of the ship.

No changes in schedule

There weren’t any further changes in the sailing schedule of the cruise and it left for southeast Alaskan town of Skagway right after the investigation was complete and the passengers were back on-board. FBI was involved in the case because as per law, the agency has to step in if there was an occurrence of an incident such as suspicious death of murder in the US or international waters.