A consortium of US and Latin American telephone companies is suing Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) for $1.75m for cutting the fibre-optic cable that connects the US with the Caribbean and much of South America.

The federal lawsuit alleges that the 42,000-gt Norwegian Sea (built 1988, now Superstar Libra) severed the Americas Region Caribbean Optical-ring System-1 (Arcos-1) cable while in the process of anchoring at Cancun, Mexico. The event took place on 11 November 2004. The plaintiff argues that the ship had to be outside the anchorage to have severed the cable.