No clear solution for disposing of sludge produced by scrubbers

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating whether this black material was the result of improper cruise ship discharges. Source: Provided by the City of Ketchikan The cruise industry might have tamed an air pollution problem only to create the potential for new contamination of the waters in which its vessels sail. With theContinue reading “No clear solution for disposing of sludge produced by scrubbers”

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Norwegian Upholding Cruise Industry’s Clean Air

PHOTO: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sun. (photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line) The cruise industry is collectively striving for cleaner air standards internationally, and Norwegian Cruise Line is doing its part by having environmentally enhanced its Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Sun. “We have both a moral responsibility and business imperative to sustain the places we sail andContinue reading “Norwegian Upholding Cruise Industry’s Clean Air”

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Royal Caribbean to Retrofit 19 Ships with Scrubbers

zoom Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems. These systems, also known as scrubbers, will remove more than 97% of the sulfur dioxide emissions generated by the ships’ diesel engines. The company says the move will position RCL ahead of all forthcoming International Maritime Organization EmissionContinue reading “Royal Caribbean to Retrofit 19 Ships with Scrubbers”

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