Fisherman sues cruise company after liner didn't stop to save him

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Man survived 28 days in open sea but 2 other people with him died after their boat was ignored.
A Panamanian 18 year old who watched his 2 friends die while trying to survive adrift at sea for 28 days in their small fishing boat has sued a US cruise company because one of its liners did not stop to help.
Attorney Edna Ramos told the lawsuit alleging negligence by Princess Cruise Lines was filed in a Florida state court on behalf of Adrian Vazquez.
The man and his companions - Fernando Osorio, 16, and Elvis Oropeza, 31 - set off for a night of fishing on 24 February from Rio Hato, a small fishing and farming town on Panama's Pacific coast. The boat's engine stopped working on the way back and the men drifted at sea for 2 weeks before seeing a cruise liner approaching.
Vazquez has announced the men was making signals for help, but the vessel ignored them.
Princess Cruises told that the passengers never said anything the liner's captain they saw a fishing boat.
Osorio and Oropeza died few days later. Vazquez was saved on 22 March near Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, more than 600 miles from the place where they had started fishing.
Ramos told the lawsuit includes testimony from 2 cruise line passengers who have informed they saw the boat and informed the cruise staff on the Star Princess liner.
A passenger, Jeff Gilligan, a birdwatcher from Portland, Oregon, has said the journalists he was amid the 1st people to see the small fishing boat. Another cruise passenger, Judy Meredith of Bend, Oregon, has told she saw the small boat and through her bird-spotting scope could see a man making signals with hands.
Meredith has informed she told a Princess Cruises sales representative what she and Gilligan had seen and he assured her he had passed the news on to the ship's crew. The 2 passengers told they put the sales representative on one of the spotting scopes so he could see the small fishing boat for himself.