Princess cruise line criminally fined for deliberate illegal dumping in ocean

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The Department of Justice has fined Princess Cruise Line a fine for deliberate ocean pollution. The $40 million fine is “the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution” according to the Department of Justice. The illegal pollution was reported by a whistleblowing engineer who quit over the practices in 2013.

The Department of Justice stated that the Caribbean Princess ship was dumping contaminated waste and oil for eight years.

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