NGO accuses cruise ship industry of massive pollution

Carriers in the cruise ship sector stated last year that they would install soot filters to limit the emissions of harmful particles from their fuel. According to a German NGO, they have yet to install such filters.

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German environmental NGO Nabu has accused the international cruise ship industry – which counts market leaders such as Costa, MSC, and Royal Caribbean – of failure to comply with environmental and public health responsibilities.

According to the NGO, the industry has not installed special filters to limit emissions of particles in cruise ship fuel that is damaging to both the environment and public health after cruise liners had promised last year that they would do so.

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