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Safe Cruise

Project Safe Cruise Press Release: See www.projectsafecruise.blogspot.com & details below. Leave a message if you have experienced incidents involving poor security & safety practices of cruise lines. Hearings are scheduled; we will provide them to Congress. We must act to insure passenger safety. The current lack of safety & security is not acceptable especially after 9/11. On 5/12/05, we were on the Carnival Destiny near Aruba when an elderly couple disappeared without a trace.

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Government could save $50 billion per year by having two shifts of white collar employees work each day. Office space costs $50,000/year for each employee yet we only use space 30% of time. We can no longer afford to have banker's hours for all. With over 2 million federal employees this cost-free paradigm change could avoid lay offs/furloughs and reduce pollution. See new plan at http://whitecollargreenspace.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cruise Lines Admit to Polluting Alaskan Waters & Use Stalling Tactics & Whining so They Can Continue to Make Profits Now & Death Later (for Wildlife)

the Anchorage Daily News
Cruise lines call discharge rules unrealistic
BIG SNAGS: The necessary treatment technology isn't yet available, they say.
By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK
ebluemink@adn.com
Published: March 28th, 2008 03:39 AMLast Modified: March 28th, 2008 03:46 AM
Starting this year, large cruise ships transiting Alaska waters will be the first in the country required to obtain a permit to discharge their waste in state waters. A spokesman for the cruise lines that bring nearly 1 million tourists to Alaska each year say the ships are unable to comply with the new rule. About 30 large ships owned by a handful of major companies, including Holland America Line and Royal Caribbean International, are scheduled to tour Alaska waters in Southeast and Southcentral this summer. An easier solution for the cruise lines is simply not to apply for a permit. The ships could instead discharge their treated wastewater in federal waters. One cruise line -- Royal Caribbean -- already does that to avoid any possible concerns with its dumping in state waters, Binkley said. But other ships do not have enough tank capacity to store treated wastewater for their entire run through Southeast Alaska, and might need to detour out to the ocean and spend less time in ports, he said...

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