Cruise Ship Deaths: FBI has closed the case of a woman, who went overboard soon after embarking her Royal Caribbean Cruise Line #cruise ship in Port Everglades, Florida. FBI investigation determined that the possible cause of this situation was a suicide.
A’riel Brianna Marion, 21, from Tennessee was sailing board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Allure of the Seas with her mother on September 16, 2012, when she went overboard. Allure of the Seas had just embarked from Port Everglades, Florida when the event took place at 9:25 pm.
Allure of the Seas had just set sail on a seven day cruise to the Bahamas. The captain received a call that something had fallen overboard. The cruise ship continued on, as there was no specific “thing” overboard. A security officer reviewed the CCTV footage around 10:27 pm and noted a woman going overboard.
The official United States Coast Guard (USCG) report states that Allure of the Seas staff reported a passenger was standing on her stateroom balcony on deck 10 and was struck by something she described as large and hard which hurt her, but did not injure her. Allure of the Seas staff stated that she did not hear any noises, such as screams or voices.