The Dutchman would later be ordered to pursue and capture the Empress , Captain Sao Feng 's vessel, killing Feng in the process, and the crew, including Elizabeth Swann , were thrown into the brig by Norrington. However, the crew later escaped aided by Norrington who was killed by Bootstrap Bill Turner during the escape. With the ship's commander death a riot broke out on the ship with Jones' men desperately trying to retake control of the chest. When they arrived in the captain's cabin however, they found Mercer still had the key to the chest. With the Empress fleeing to Shipwreck Island the Flying Dutchman , at the head of Beckett's armada , followed.