From NPR, I heard this highly disturbing story about a luxury cruise ship that seemed to have deliberately ignored a drifting fishing boat that had three people in it and which had sought help. Although passengers noticed the boat and brought it to the attention of the ship’s crew, the fishermen were not picked up. Two of the fisherman later died but the third survived and was eventually rescued by the Ecuadorean coast guard.
If it is true that the ship’s crew deliberately ignored people in distress, it would not only be a violation of international maritime law, it would be an act of shocking callousness.
How could anyone do that?