October 23, 2017

Caribbean cruise line ordered to pay US$40 million for illegal dumping

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CMC From Nation News Barbados MIAMI – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Caribbean cruise line has been ordered to pay a US$40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs in order to […]

Caribbean Princess evacuated due to bomb alert

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From Crew Center Thousands of crew and contractors were evacuated off the cruise ship Caribbean Princess on Friday due to a Bomb scare. The Princess cruise ship was in dry-dock in Grand Bahama Shipyard when the bomb alert was announced at 9:30 am and shortly after, at around 10 am the captain order all on […]

Carnival’s Princess Cruise Lines to pay record $40M penalty for deliberate pollution, cover-up

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Reuters From New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Carnival Corp’s Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges of polluting the seas and trying to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. The charges against Carnival’s Santa Clarita, California-based unit stem from […]

Cruise lines leaving Houston high and dry as attention turns to Asia

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By Tom Stieghorst From Travel Weekly The Port of Houston is losing both of its homeported ships next year, a victim of a growing focus by North American cruise lines on shifting deployments to Asia. Both Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises have announced 2016 schedules that do not include a ship sailing from Houston, […]

Rough sailing when virus comes aboard

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By Christopher Elliott, From Washington Post What’s worse than being stricken with a stomach bug on vacation? Maybe it’s being quarantined on a cruise ship with hundreds of other passengers suffering from the same illness. That’s what happened to Randy Fulp when he sailed to Mexico with a group of friends on the Caribbean Princess […]

Troubled cruise line brochures we’d like to see

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By Thomas Walton Blade Columnist It’s official: Ocean cruising is not necessarily good for your health. A year ago, an engine fire left Carnival Cruise Lines’ Triumph adrift without power for days. Air conditioning was knocked out, and for many passengers, so were working toilets. Off the coast of Italy, they’re still trying to haul […]

iNews Briefs

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Passport will maintain Cayman identity Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin met with United Kingdom Passport officials while he was in London recently and has been given assurances that following repatriation to London of responsibility for the issuance of Overseas Territories passports, those issued to Cayman Islands residents will continue to bear the country’s name. Too, the […]

Norovirus Outbreak on Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship

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Published By Jim Walker of Walker & O’Neill Maritime Lawyers This morning [January 30, 2014] I received an email from a reader of Cruise Law News who said that the Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess cruise ship will be arriving in Houston tomorrow night 36 hours or so early due to a norovirus outbreak. This evening […]