Have you been on a cruise? Before printing my "E-Documents", I do take time to read the fine print, and it is quite scary to see the rights that you are waiving. I think that most people don't event take the time to read that information, so the passengers aboard the Triumph might not even realize that they will have a difficult time filing and/or winning a lawsuit. The ship is under a foreign flag, the crew is on a 'contract' basis, if there were no 'physical' injuries, there may not be a good basis for a case.

According to this interview on MSNBC, unless a passenger was physically injured from the event, he/she might not have much of a case.

(Via MSNBC)