FBI In Houston Investigates Death On Cargo Ship

HOUSTON, USA -- The FBI in Houston is investigating a death on a cargo ship. KPRC-TV in Houston says the man who died aboard The Alexia was Ukrainian.

The Alexia docked Wednesday night at the Port of Houston.

FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap told The Associated Press that the circumstances of the death are under investigation.

She says it appears the man died on New Year's Eve while at sea.

The name of the victim and the cause of death have not been released.

KPRC reports that the Consulate of Ukraine in suburban Houston says a suspect is in custody. Dunlap declined to describe the death as a homicide.

The consulate did not respond to messages Thursday.

Port of Houston Authority spokeswoman Lisa Ashley says the ship is unloading its cargo of steel.

Source: AP