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Fisherman sues cruise line for passing disabled boat

A Panamanian man who watched his two companions die while surviving at sea for 28 days in their small disabled boat has sued Princess Cruise Lines because one of its ships failed to help, his attorney said Sunday.

The 18-year-old and companions 16 and 31 years old, set off for a night of fishing on Feb. 24 from a small fishing and farming town on the Pacific coast of Panama. The boat’s engine broke down on the way back and the men drifted at sea for 16 days before seeing a cruise ship approach on March 10.

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