Cruise ship drowning on Norwegian Breakaway investigated by FBI
Levine, Special to Tribune Newspapers 4:39 p.m. EST, February 11, 2014 When it left its new home port of Miami Feb. 8 for the eastern Caribbean, the Norwegian Getaway set to sea as the newest and most technologically advanced ship in Norwegian Cruise Lines .
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"After extensive efforts, the younger child could not be revived," the Facebook post said. "We extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this extremely difficult time and are providing full assistance and support." Norwegian Breakaway, an 18-deck ship with a capacity of 4,000 passengers, is one of Norwegian's newest ships and has a New York City theme with a colorful mural on the exterior hull designed by pop artist Peter Max featuring images of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. The vessel's year-round home port is Manhattan. It has several pool areas, including an aqua park with a play area for young children. There's also a supervised program for children ages 3 to 17 called Splash Academy. Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman AnneMarie Mathews declined to specify which pool the children were found near.
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