Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sentencing Day

This was sentencing day in federal court for Princess Cruises in the case of the 2013 incident in which they were found guilty of illegally dumping overboard contaminated waste and falsifying logs to conceal it. They were ordered to pay a $40 million fine, the largest ever for deliberately polluting.

The conviction was only for the one 2013 incident aboard Caribbean Princes but evidence later uncovered the practice had actually been going on since 2005. The investigation also found other illegal polluting practices were ongoing on five ships: Caribbean Princess, Star Princess, Grand Princess, Coral Princess and Golden Princess.

The complete story appeared in the April 19 edition of Cruise News Daily.