Back in February, the three companions departed for a night of fishing from Rio Hato, a small fishing and farming town on the Pacific coast of Panama. The boat’s motor broke down on the way back and the men drifted at sea for 16 days before seeing a cruise ship approach March 10, reports Fox News.
Princess Cruises have released statements claiming that passengers never told the ship’s captain they saw a boat. However, the lawsuit includes testimony from two cruise ship passengers who have said they saw the disabled boat and reported it to a cruise representative on the Star Princess liner. These passengers openly recall reporting the distressed boat to a Princess Cruises sale representative who assured her that he passed the sighting on to the ship’s crew.