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Carnival Cruiseline back in court and bad crew conditions continue

The intentional pollution for which Carnival - Princess Cruiseline were convicted does not appear to lead to any changes in the behavior of the company, according to the latest reports and another breach of probation.

In addition, there are further reports of the poor treatment of the crew on the partially sailing but also on the quarantine ships of the fleet.

As Jim Walker from Cruise Law News reports, the court's verdict on January 11, 2022 and the new sentence were, as expected, again to the disadvantage of Carnival:

“Create "MAGIC PIPES" to secretely bypass pollution equipment which seperates oil from bilge water and dump it into the seas around the world for ten years & lie about it to the USCG, get caught and fined $40.000,000, then violate the terms of criminal court-ordered probation by dumping plastics mixed with food throughout the Caribbean waters, get caught and fined $20,000,000, then violate probation yet again and get fined only $1,000,000.

The Carnival merry-go-round spins round and round.

The recidivist Carnival corporate felon does not care or learn its lesson.”

Cruse Law New Januar 2022

The latest conviction was released by the court on January 11, 2022.

“Department of Justice

Office of Public Affairs


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Princess Cruise Lines Pleads Guilty to Second Revocation of Probation

Company Convicted of Violating Court Ordered Environmental Compliance Program

US Department of Justice 11. Januar 2022

In addition, there are more and more complaints from the crew who work on the ships or who are kept in quarantine.

14 minutes to eat for the crew

“Crew of Oasis of the Seas that prefers to stay anonymous.

The management onboard invented the rules for each step of the crew members that are already feeling hostage. The crew and staff onboard the ship is obviously not allowed to go out for over 6 months, most of departments are short staffed, so the ones left have to work overtime ( not to mention all the extra duties), the food choice for crew is somewhere between mashed and boiled potato and plain rice and now there’s a schedule for each department to have meals which shouldn’t exceed 14 minutes and overlays the working/sleeping hours for most departments, as the timing for ship crew is not same as for office workers.”

(Post von Cruise Law New, Jim Walker)

At the bottom you see the 14 minute rule

One can only hope that one day the pollution caused by cruise ships will be stopped, but with "scrubbers" and LNG ships the situation is rather veiled. The treatment of ship crews also needs to improve. With the arrest of a hotel manager by Aquapol because of discrepancies in the work plans and times, at least a sign is set that controls are tightened.

It looks like the problem cases in this company won't stop anytime soon.

Stephan Busch has an invaluable and diverse experience in the hospitality industry ranging from senior management positions with the most renowned hotel and resort companies to the project development - launch of operations, business development- for hotel and cruise companies in Asia, Europe, Canada and Russia. His expertise includes not only planning, opening and operating of hotels, international golf clubs, airports, resorts and cruise ships, but also successful restructuring and repositioning of businesses during the financial crisis in Asia. Stephan Busch earned his Master Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, USA and served many years as Academic Director / Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism at the State University for Humanities RGGU Moscow as well as the Swiss International University St. Petersburg.

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