Royal Caribbean ANTHEM OF THE SEAS was forced to return to New Jersey just hours after it had departed after an eight year old boy nearly drowned in a pool on board. The young child is reported to be in critical condition. According to the Coast Guard, the boy had been in the water for eight to 10 minutes before cruise officials found him. The child was Medevaced to Staten Island University Hospital, where his family was expected to join him.
Royal Caribbean anthem was forced to return to New Jersey after just a few hours after it left eight years old boy who nearly drowned in the ship’s pool. It is reported that the youngest children in a critical state. According to the coast guard, to 8-10 minute cruise before officials discovered that he had been in the water boy. Child was Medevaced to Staten Island University Hospital, his family was supposed to go with him.
In March this year, a 4-year old boy in a swimming pool on the Royal Caribbean oasis of the seas, I nearly drowned. Toddler spent five minutes underwater in the pool, no more cruise passengers to jump into the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation before the pulse. Only in December 2015, 8-year old boy drowned in the Royal Caribbean freedom of the seas. He was spotted by another guest, cannot be recovered.
Despite the many incidents involving drowning and near drowning boat, most cruise lines do not have lifeguards on its ships. Royal Caribbean recently said it was not, is not going to want to add, on the boats lifeguards. Disney cruise line (Magic Cruise) remains as the only cruise lines provide a lifeguard, a small child, fantasy cruise ship drowning response. Depending on family vacation they ship industry, is truly shocking is that cruise lines refused to implement basic pool safety precautions in order to protect the very same families to support their business.
Cruise ship companies should be required to provide similar security precautions, followed by coastal resorts. These preventive measures, such as lifeguards, swimming instructors and children roadblock is relatively inexpensive and proven to save lives.
A variety of swimming pools and hot tubs to our law firm handling injury and death cases, we often found that such accidents can be easily avoided. In other words, there is no reason why children have to die in a swimming pool.
Our youngest child’s family our deepest condolences and wishes him a speedy recovery.
The boy nearly drowned, NBC News, July 1, 2016.
Child drowning in the pool, pix11,2016 July 1
Anthem marine cruise ship was forced to return to New Jersey, on July 1, 2016