Cruises Royal Atlantica-Pacifica International (CRAPI), a subsidiary of Surreal Investments and Nautical Commercial Services (SINCS), was dismayed to find its premier cruise liner, Titanic II, covered with orange and red graffiti. "The vandalism will cost the company millions and take weeks to repair," says CRAPI spokesman, Barny Akoll.
"We just don't know how one person could do this in one night. It takes our crews weeks working with specialized equipment to paint a full sized cruise liner. It must have been Spiderman, I mean the guy would have to crawl around on the hull like a spider on a bathtub," Mr. Akoll says.
Law enforcement officials are investigating the incident as an extreme case of vandalism although gang activity has not been ruled out.
Five employees of the cruise line who were exposed to wet paint fumes are suing for $100,000 in pain and suffering after getting killer sinus headaches. Approximately 20 others who were on shore are also filing suit. They claim to heave been blinded by the design after mistaking it for the real sun and staring at it.