A cruise passenger died earlier this week while snorkeling near Hawkins Island in Bermuda according to a news report by The Daily Observer. Local police have confirmed that a 56 year old passenger on Norwegian Breakaway died while snorkeling while on an excursion. This is unknown at this time if the excursion was sponsored by the cruise line.
The passenger has been identified as Stephen Sakman and his nationality has not been released. The incident is under investigation by Marine Police and the Department of Marine and Ports. The exact cause of the death has not yet been determined. Hawkins Island is a small island located in Bermuda’s Great Sound.
Th Daily Observer states that Mr. Sakman is the fourth visitor to die while swimming in the waters off Bermuda this year.
Norwegian Breakaway is currently on a seven night cruise to Bermuda that departed from New York City on Sunday September 13. The 144,000 gross ton cruise ship can carry up to 6,000 passengers & crew members and is the largest ship to ever homeport in New York. Cruise Fever gives our condolences to the family and friends of Stephen Sakman.
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