The case of the Star Princess cruise ship´s failure to stop for drifting Panamanian fishermen 150 miles off shore is now in the hands of Bermudan authorities. An independent investigation to probe the case has been launched. Bermuda's Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport, Derrick Burgess assured the Bermuda Assembly that the Department of Maritime Administration had contacted the cruise line and had an initial response.
Mr Burgess told the House of Assembly: “As the duty to assist ships in distress is explicitly defined in the Merchant Shipping Act 2002, including the failure to do so as an offence, we have met with our counsel from the Attorney General’s Chambers and fully apprised him of the situation. We have also met with the Bermuda Police Service and they have confirmed their commitment to assist as required.”
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