thejusticedeptToday, Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up. Princess will pay a $40 million penalty– the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution – and plead guilty to charges related to illegal dumping of oil contaminated waste from the Caribbean Princess cruise ship. “The pollution in this case was the result of more than just bad actors on one ship,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. “It reflects very poorly on Princess’s culture and management. This is a company that knew better and should have done better. Hopefully the outcome of this case has the potential not just to chart a new course for this company, but for other companies as well.” Read more on today’s announcement at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/princess-cruise-lines-pay-largest-ever-criminal-penalty-deliberate-vessel-pollution
- ccjatjThank you. I hope the sea and its inhabitants get some help in recovering. One more reason not to believe all the marketing on Cruises.
- bari812@mcuda01 @kcuda01
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