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 Prince 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.
Osorio and Oropeza died later. Vazquez was rescued on March 22 near Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.