Cruise line sued for "disregard for human life"

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Adrian Vasquez pauses during an interview with the Associated Press outside his home in the town of Rio Hato, Panama, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Vasquez, an 18-year-old Panamanian, went on a fishing trip with two friends last Feb. 24 but while returning home, their motor died. They had been drifting for16 days when birdwatchers with powerful spotting scopes on the deck of the luxury cruise ship Star Princess saw their boat adrift miles away and told ship staff about a man desperately waving a red cloth. The cruise ship didn't stop, and the fishing boat drifted another two weeks before it was found. By then, Vasquez's two friends had died.  (AP Photo/Tito Herrera)

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Princess Cruises has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of "outrageous conduct" and "callous disregard for human life" for failing to rescue three young men aboard a disabled Panamanian fishing boat, two of whom later died at sea.

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