The death of a six-year-old Florida boy on a Carnival Cruise Ship is just one more tragic incident to happen aboard the cruise line’s ships.
According to CNN, the boy died from drowning and, while Miami-Dade Police are still investigating, the drowning appears to be accidental.
Below are other incidents that occurred on Carnival ships in 2013 (list from DailyMail).
February 10: The Carnival Triumph broke down in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,000 passengers aboard.
Passengers were stranded for five days in horrific conditions.
They described sewage-soaked floors and people defecating in sinks and showers. Passengers had nothing to eat but bread and onions and the ship was listing badly to one side.
Many passengers camped out on deck to escape the smell of sewage which had soaked into the carpet in many suites.
There was no water or light so when the sun went down, the ship descended into total darkness.
February 25: 18-year-old high school senior Seth Younes died of alcohol poisoning on the last night of an eight-day Carnival cruise.
Carnival Cruise Lines spokesperson Vance Gulliksen said, ‘there is no indication he was served any alcohol by shipboard personnel.’
March 14: Weary passengers had to fly home from St Maarten after the cruise liner Dream experienced technical issues and was unable to sail back to Florida.
April 20: The Carnival Ecstasy lost power off the coast of Florida.
The power failure shut down hotel services and the engines and caused toilets to overflow as the cruise was approaching its home port of Port Canaveral, Florida after a five-day cruise.
May 8: Paul Rossington, 30, and Kristen Schroder, 27, were discovered missing when the Carnival Spirit liner docked in Sydney on May 10.
Authorities believe Schroder fell off the ship first and her panic-stricken boyfriend then jumped in to try to save her.
September 20: 41-year-old Michael Ward died aboard Carnival’s Dream.
One of the two survivors of the 1985 MOVE bombing, Ward, also known as Birdie Africa, was found dead in a hot tub.
The medical examiner said his death appeared to be from accidental drowning. Toxicology reports are still pending.