Norwegian Breakaway
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A 56-year-old passenger from the Norwegian breakaway sadly died this week during a snorkelling tour in Bermuda.

According to The Daily Observer the passenger named Stephen Sakman was taking a snorkelling tour near Hawkins Island which is located in the southern part of Bermuda. The passenger got into some difficulties during the tour and sadly died. Authorities are investigating the death which is yet to be determined.

In a statement to the site, Deborah Moran, the marine services officer at Marine and Ports, said:

“We inspect them every year for their safety equipment and make sure that the crew and new staff are trained in first aid and CPR, Visitors come here and they might not have swum before or might not be used to the water. You have a lot of factors to consider.”

The 144,000 gross ton Norwegian Breakaway is sailing 7-day cruise that departed New York on September 13th. The only port of call is Bermuda where guests have two nights to explore the island and beyond. The ship is expected back in New York on September 20th.