It sounds like a nightmare: You’re aboard a small fishing boat that is stranded hundreds of miles from land. Just as you’re are about to give up all hope, in the distance you see a ship that can come to your rescue. You flag the ship down with all your remaining energy. But the ship doesn’t stop, and you’re left bobbing in the sea.
That nightmare was a real-life experience for 18-year-old Adrian Vasquez, who is suing Carnival Corp.-owned Princess Cruises for failing to rescue him and his now-deceased friends when they were stranded at sea.