The Cruise Ship - Star Princess - that sailed past three distressed Panamanian fishermen in International waters will be investigated by the country of register, Bermuda.
According to the Antigua Observer, the investigation of the incident has already been opened. Princess Cruises has responded that there has been a breakdown in communication between Bridge and passengers and that the Captain is devastated that he has been accused of knowingly turning his back on people in distress.
It will be interesting to see if reponsibility is pursued vigorously. Will the log book be requested? What are the consequences of this action if he or the line are found guilty? Who investiagates and prosecutes if maritime law is violated? What are the consequences for the Cruise line and the Captain?
All this adds some interesting issues for someone booking an international cruise. One case of a cruise ship registered in Liberia: passenger was raped and Liberian law on rape applied! Wow!