PANAMA CITY, Panama — The lawyer for a Panamanian man who watched two companions die while surviving at sea for 28 days in their small disabled boat says he's suing a U.S. cruise line because one of its ships failed to help.
Attorney Edna Ramos says the lawsuit alleging negligence by Princess Cruise Lines has been filed in a Florida state court on behalf of Adrian Vazquez.
Vazquez and companions Fernando Osorio and Elvis Oropeza drifted at sea with a broken motor for 16 days before seeing a cruise ship approach on March 10. Although the men called for help, the ship did not stop.
Princess Cruises has said passengers never told the ship's captain they saw a boat.Princess Cruises: Captain unaware of disabled boat
Osorio and Oropeza died later. Vazquez was rescued on March 22 near Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
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