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Author Topic: Ketchikan investigating discolored water discharges - Golden and Star Princess  (Read 52 times)
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« on: August 03, 2018, 10:30:00 AM »

"Following complaints in mid-June of a cruise ship discharging discolored water while docked in Ketchikan, city officials investigated and say the discharge was from the Golden Princess cruise ship’s exhaust scrubbers.

In a July 24th memo, City Public Works Director Mark Hilson writes that those in-port discharges may not comply with regulations, and are under investigation by state and federal enforcement officials.

Hilson says the ship’s agent turned off the discharge after a notification from the city. The city also has notified Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska to cease all non-compliant discharges while in port."

https://www.krbd.org/2018/08/01/city-reports-on-cruise-discharge-complaints/



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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 02:25:39 PM »

It looks like out water here on the gulf coast in Florida.  Angry
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 11:58:43 AM »

"Several residents brought to my attention a claim made by Brian Salerno, CLIA’s Senior Vice President of Maritime Affairs, that the sludge from cruise ship smokestack scrubbers (designed to reduce emissions, primarily sulfur),  is stored onboard and offloaded, allegedly, only at facilitates ashore. He promised that the cruise industry would not dump the sludge overboard,  where the particulate matter and sulfur sludge obviously would pollute the water and foul the local beaches and port facilities.

The CLIA representative said that the cruise ship scrubber processing equipment “ultimately collects sludge” which “has to be disposed of properly ashore.”

https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2018/08/articles/pollution/clia-lies-rockland/
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