Another child has drowned in a pool aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
In a statement, the cruise line confirmed the drowning incident:
"We are extremely saddened to have learned that a guest passed away on Sunday aboard the Norwegian Gem," said the statement emailed by Vanessa Picariello, a spokeswoman for Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Lines.
"On Sunday afternoon, the ship's medical team responded to an emergency call from the pool deck, as a ten-year-old female guest was reported unresponsive. The team quickly administered CPR and full emergency care. After extensive efforts, the guest could not be revived," the statement said.
In response to the event, a concerned parent spoke out about the lack of lifeguards aboard ships. More recently, a conversation among industry members resurfaced after a four-year-old nearly drowned on a Royal Caribbean ship.