Castaway Sues U.S. Cruise Line

One U.S. cruise line has a litigious Robinson Crusoe on its hands. Eighteen-year-old Panamanian fisherman Adrian Vazquez says he and two others were stranded for 16 days after the motor on their fishing boat broke. Then, on March 10, they saw a cruise liner approach and called for help, but the ship, owned by Princess Cruises, allegedly passed them by. Vazquez’s two companions died in the nearly two weeks that followed before Vazquez was finally picked up near the Galápagos Islands. According to Princess, passengers aboard the cruise liner never told the captain they had seen a stranded boat.