A number of news sources are reporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) joined an investigation by the U.K. whether Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess cruise ship violated international pollution laws.
Bloomberg News states that Carnival Corporation announced that the DOJ joined an investigation being conducted by the U.K. Maritime & Coastguard Agency which had initiated an investigation last August.
The news sources are reporting that last September, Carnival reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to spend $180 million to reduce sulfur emissions from its fleet of cruise ships. Carnival agreed to to install scrubbers and filters on its ships to reduce the toxic emissions of its cruise ships.
This news account was posted on a Princess Cruises’ message board but there has been no discussion yet.
It is not clear whether the joint U.S.-U.K. Caribbean Princess investigation is related to air emission issues or some other type of pollution violation. Princess Cruises’ ships were often cited in the past for violating Alaska’s waste-water regulations.
The Caribbean Princess was last in the news when it returned to Houston after a norovirus outbreak.
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December 1, 2016 Update: Deliberate Dumping, Cover-Up and Lies: DOJ Fines Princess Cruises $40,000,000.