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
Deadly Cruise and Ferry Air Emissions Debate: U.K. Shipping Companies Deceive the Public
New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015.
The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth…
Toxic Cruise Emissions Conflict With Cruise Industry’s Marketing Image As “Steward of the Seas”
In commemoration of "Earth Day" last week, the cruise industry’s trade organization, the Cruise Line International Organization ("CLIA"), issued a PR statement praising itself for being a champion of protecting the environment.
The PR statement was entitled "Cruise Industry Continues to Build on Successful Track Record as Environmental Stewards of the Seas They Sail…
Dirty Cruise Industry Tries to Wiggle Out Of Clean Air Law
Canada’s Globe and Mail reports today that the cruise industry is lobbying Canada lawmakers to try and avoid the clean air regulations passed two months ago by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
As we reported in April, Over Cruise Industry’s Objection, IMO Creates Air Pollution Buffer Around U.S. and Canada. The IMO voted to enact regulations requiring…
Reason No. 9 Not To Cruise: Bunker Fuel – Nasty Tar Sludge!
Continuing with Cruise Law News’ Top 10 Reasons Not To Cruise, we reach reason number 9 not to cruise:
Bunker Fuel – Nasty Tar Sludge!
This reason is personal to me.
My Dad is an oil man. In the 1960’s we lived in Texas and Oklahoma as kids when my Dad worked for seismic…