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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:26 PM
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30. uh huh
Cruise ships never collide with delicate ecosystems, like coral reefs. never. oh wait, it happened last year! but I'm sure that in 20,000 years or so that reef will be back to normal!

And the 18 million dollar fine that Holland America paid for dumping raw sewage in 2004? you know, the one where they built a ship with a pipe bypassing the water treatment facility completely? your toilet flushed to the ocean! fabulous!

and the million dollar fine that Norwegian paid in 2002 after dumping photoprocessing chemicals overboard? wonderful! let's see, 50 cruises a year, 200 gallons a cruise...that's 10,000 gallons of toxic chemicals a year! good for the dolphins, no doubt?

When a vessel is in international waters, do you know who's envrionmental laws they follow? the country in which the ship is flagged. That's usually Panama or Liberia, both known for strong government regulation on envrionmental issues.

And next time you go on a cruise, ask to see the crew's quarters. Ever wonder where they put the 1000 staff on a large cruise ship? think tenements. I've seen them, it's not pleasant at all. Talk to the Filipino who signed a 6 month or year deal, and gets paid at the end in one lump sum, you don't finish the contract, you don't get paid, anything.

I suggest you go pick up a copy of Cruise Ship Blues and visit the Cruise Ship Pollution campaign at Oceana.
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