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Princess Cruise Lines To Pay Largest-Ever Criminal Penalty For Deliberate Vessel Pollution

Company to Pay $40 Million and Implement Remedial Measures on All Carnival Companies Visiting U.S. Ports

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The Maritime & Coastguard Agency has been working with the US Coast Guard and the United States Attorney’s Office to investigate a serious incident of deliberate pollution of the seas by a major cruise-line.

The case began after a British engineer working on one of the company’s vessels reported the matter to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency when the ship called at Southampton, England. For the full account, see the press release from the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida

Published 1 December 2016