The $120bn Cruise Lines Industry Dumps 1 BILLION Gallons Of Sewage Into Oceans

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Apr 26, 2019 | FORBES | Cruise Ship Pollution Is Causing Serious Health And Environmental Problems

The cruise industry transported over 26 million customers last year and was worth upwards of $117 billion in 2017. All market projections show that the industry will continue to grow as operators continue to build new state-of-the-art ships with the latest in leisure opportunities.

EARTH CUSTODIANS: One question comes to mind: what would happen to the cruise lines industry if this was debated on TV ... do you think? The answer is simple. It would take a nose dive... especially when environmental matters are so much in the news and everywhere.

On top of the pollution caused by their exhaust fumes, cruise ships have been caught discarding trash, fuel, and sewage directly into the ocean.... The data collected reveals that standing on the deck of a cruise ship is similar to being in one of the world’s most polluted cities, with health experts warning of the issues surrounding poor air quality.

All these commercials selling cruises, making them resemble a paradise, offering their all-you-can-eat-buffets and other fancy activities... advertising at its finest while killing marine life and poisoning their passengers. How sick is this?

Everything is a lie and that just is another one, caused by our competition model that can only thrive if we regard humans and nature as commodities. Pure e-v-i-l. Imagine all these people standing on the deck, thinking that life is wonderful and patting themselves on the back for all the sacrifices done to finally get their dream vacation.

Locals lament the increase in pollution and health issues with more luxury cruise liners docking in the harbor, and now environmental groups and the regional government are implementing emissions tests and issuing fines to the offending cruise lines. It is estimated that over 50,000 Europeans die prematurely every year as a result of shipping-based pollution.... However, without homogenized standards and strictly enforced international rules, the cruise and shipping industry is likely to continue side-stepping many of the possible solutions.

Let's be realistic here, if it got that bad we ought to understand that cruise lines were never really bothered, rarely paid any fines at all. There never was any coordinated and global crackdowns. Otherwise they would have done something about it way sooner. It is difficult, we think, to attribute the 50K number alone to the cruise lines but pollution definitely kills and 100s of 1000s of people. Well, millions yearly.

Then every article about the topic generally tackles improvement that can be done, but cruise lines will never accept to see their profits being eroded by safety measures, they are traded on the world stock exchanges. That's the ultimate blackmail. They also have staff waiting for their paychecks. Generally when you see such an industry boom, the bust is the only way to manage a return to sanity.

The amount of One BILLION Gallons Of Sewage was for 2014 alone!

The cruise holiday is not a responsible option in the first place . Travelers are also to blame. It is all good to point the finger at corporations but we seriously are running out of excuses doing that as most people know that corporations cannot be trusted at all, and lobby to buy political influence.

The picture at the top of the page shows a cruise ship approaching Hong Kong whose pollution levels are astounding and ones of the most harmful on earth. Something to chew on. The interconnectedness of everything is inescapable. Assume for a minute that the truth would go viral about those cruise lines, what would happen to all other businesses dealing with them?

FULL ARTICLE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/04/26/cruise-ship-pollution-is-causing-serious-health-and-environmental-problems


It is estimated that the average cruise ship passenger creates 40-50 gallons of wastewater per day. On an average cruise ship of 3,000 passengers, that’s around 150,000 gallons of sewage created per week. It should be noted that larger cruise ships have capacities of up to 8,000 passengers. How this sewage is handled by cruise operators, is a major cause for concern when dealing with cruise ship environmental impact.... However, a responsible traveller still has one important responsibility. That is to decide if a cruise holiday is a responsible option in the first place.... https://www.abctourism.org/cruise-ship-pollution

Thousands of ships could dump pollutants at sea to avoid dirty fuel ban
“This is sulphurous waste going into the sea,” he said. “It would be illegal to just dump this anywhere on land anywhere in the EU, except in specialist facilities. “There is growing concern, particularly in EU countries, about whether open-loop scrubbers should be allowed.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/29/thousands-of-ships-could-dump-pollutants-at-sea-to-avoid-dirty-fuel-ban

Watch a Cruise Ship Pollute as Much as 13 Million Cars—in One Day '

Cruise ships polluted oceans with one BILLION gallons of sewage in 2014

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Wow! I had no idea that cruise ships could just dump their sewage into the ocean like that! I've always wanted to try taking a cruise vacation, but this is definitely giving me second thoughts.

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had no idea either but when coming across the numbers, I immediately saw that it was a story that must be told

Thank you for this enlightening article!

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That's interesting. I've been on several cruises and have really enjoyed them but I wasnt aware of how much pollution they caused or that they dumped their sewage directly into the ocean. That's appalling. It's strange behavior to considering they have signs all around the ships saying "save our seas," asking people to re-use their towels and not to throw garbage over board. Seems like kind of a "do as we say, not as we do" type of situation. If they air quality on the ships is actually as bad as they say, then I feel bad for the people who work in them since they are there every day for months on end.

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yes, appalling and beyond. And of course it is now being reported because cruises are soooo successful that the downsides become blatant. The pursuit if financial success is a problem.