I am shaking with rage over a report in Latitude38 of a Carnival Line cruise ship ignoring 3 fishermen in distress. The report, HERE
, says that three passengers reported the sighting of the small boat with 3 men aboard, signaling frantically for help. The passengers assumed that steps would be taken to aid these men.
The cruise ship did not stop to give aid, nor did it pass on the report to any other vessel to aid these men. Two of the men died before the little boat was finally found more than 5 days after the cruise ship passed. Carnival claims that there was a “break-down in communication” and the captain of the ship was never notified.
REALLY? The Captain, boss, dictator, supreme being on such a large ship was not informed by his minions? I don’t believe it, but if true, not only should just about every lackey on that ship be dismissed, but the cruise ship line should be required to put into action an education program informing every single person working on their ships of the obligations to ships under International Maritime Law, and the more important moral obligation for any ship to come to the aid of others in trouble.