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2nd suit claims cruise ship didn't help castaways

2:18 PM, Jun 4, 2012   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) - A second lawsuit has been filed in Miami claiming that a U.S.-based cruise ship wrongly failed to stop for three Panamanian anglers adrift in a disabled boat in the Pacific Ocean.

Attorneys said Monday the federal lawsuit was filed against Princess Cruise Lines on behalf of the family of 16-year-old Fernando Osorio Rodriguez, one of two who perished. The third fisherman, 18-year-old Adrian Vazquez, survived after being rescued some 600 miles from where the boat set out.

The lawsuit claims the Star Princess liner breached its maritime duties by failing to stop for the men March 10. The lawsuit contends three passengers reported seeing the disabled boat to a cruise employee. The cruise line has said passengers never told the captain.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. Vazqeuz has also sued.

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