Costa Rica News – Although many people on the “Pura Vida Princess” the day it sank and claimed the life of three tourists on board state that there were negligent actions taken by the crew and captain, we all know that this will not hold up in the Costa Rican court system.
The only way that the company that owns the catamaran will be help responsible for the deaths of these three people is if there is forensic evidence that shows the boat should not have been on the water and this negligent behavior resulted on the ship sinking.
We however are possibly one step closer to collecting this evidence.
A US submarine will help in an operation designed to reach the remains of the “Pura Vida Princess”, a sunken catamaran in Costa Rica’s Pacific. To reach the remains, they must reach a depth of 150 meters. The date has not yet been decided.
The US sub is being used due to the fact that Costa Rica does not have the resources to reach this depth.
The catamaran went down on January 8th, in what seems to have been an accident. It was on its way to Tortuga Island with a group of tourists. Three of the tourists died and the others were rescued by passing boats and the National Guard.
In total, 31 people were interviewed following the disaster. Winds began to gust at 60km per hour and there was a heavy swell. Water entered through open windows on the first level and the ship sunk in just minutes, according to testimonies.
Next in the investigation is to do an external inspection to verify whether their are any signs of negligence found on the sunken ship.
It was proven to have had up to date safety certification, but as we all know in Costa Rica not all of these inspections were done thoroughly or palms were greased…… the catamaran at the bottom of the ocean may have some secrets to tell.