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Cruise lines beginning to hire lifeguards to make pools safer

Drowning deaths on cruise ships aren’t limited to man-overboard incidents, unfortunately. In recent years, several children have drowned or come close to drowning in cruise ship swimming pools, according to the maritime website gCaptain. Prominent incidents include a near-drowning on a Disney Cruise Lines ship and two tragic deaths on Norwegian Cruise Line ships.

In El Faro’s wake, an idea for a new safety system

The wife of one of the crew members lost in the 2015 El Faro sinking wants to prevent other tragic losses at sea. In honor of her late husband, Rochelle Hamm is proposing what she’s calling the Hamm Alert system, which would keep ships from sailing during major storms.

Wrongful death on the El Faro: 4 things we know so far

It's been nearly a year and a half since the container ship El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin on a voyage to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, Florida. Almost all of the families of the 33 crew members who died in the sinking have now settled wrongful death claims against the owner of the ship, which seems to have been just barely seaworthy at best.

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