Cruise ships are a major source of air pollution which causes and/or contributes to a wide range of serious health problems such as respiratory ailments, lung disease, cancer and premature deaths. The pollutants from ship engines exhaust gases include sulfer oxides(SOx) as well as non-combustible particulate matter and black carbon. A video of a Carnival
Norway Uses Drones to Hunt “Sulphur Sinners”
This past week, I received information from a reader of Cruise Law News who lives in Bergen Norway. He explained that the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) is using drones equipped with measuring instruments to test sulphur levels in ship emissions.
There is an article in the Maritime Authority’s latest publication, Navigare, regarding this…
Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Pay Alaska’s Environmental Fines
Seatrade Cruise News reports that Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises recently settled all claims related to alleged violations of the Alaska Marine Visible Emissions Standards that occurred over an earlier five-year period on certain ships.
Last year, we reported that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation issued notices of violation to a number of cruise lines…