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Carnival got hit with a $20 million fine after dumping garbage into the ocean, but it's not the only cruise line guilty of trashing the sea, an expert says

Carnival Corp and one of its subsidiaries, Princess Cruises, pleaded guilty on Monday to violating the terms of a probation agreement stemming from a 2017 conviction for improper waste disposal.  The company admitted to releasing food waste and plastic into the ocean in violation of pollution regulations, among other breaches of a five-year probation term that began in 2017 after Carnival said it illegally released oil into the ocean and deliberately hid the practice. But Carnival isn't the only cruise company that fails at times to follow the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), an international agreement governing ship-based pollution. Read more...



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