Tag: cruise ships

MPs angry over FCO’s failings on Bermuda’s gay marriage ban

MPs angry over FCO’s failings on Bermuda’s gay marriage ban

| 12/02/2018 | 68 Comments
(CNS): British MPs have attacked the Foreign Office and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson after the government confirmed it would not be taking any action to prevent the Bermuda government from reversing its gay marriage legislation. Foreign Office Minister Harriet Baldwin told the UK parliament Thurs [...]

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Ships calling on Cayman have failed heath inspections

Ships calling on Cayman have failed heath inspections

| 27/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): In 2017 a record number of cruise ships failed health and safety inspections, including ships that make regular calls in Grand Cayman. The data was collected by the US Centers for Disease Control, which was then analysed by financial marketing and media firm MarketWatch, which concluded that [...]

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Reef damage from anchor in legit zone

Reef damage from anchor in legit zone

| 10/12/2015 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The latest damage to the reef in the George Town Harbour by a cruise ship is a consequence of the need to sacrifice some areas where reef systems occur to preserve others, according to Environment Minister Wayne Panton. However, there will be no consequences for Pullmantur Cruises for the des [...]

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Challenges and uncertainties for port project

Challenges and uncertainties for port project

| 10/06/2015 | 76 Comments
(CNS): The authors of the draft environmental impact assessment for the proposed cruise pier project have presented a picture of serious marine destruction, massive disruptions and noise nuisance in the capital for up to three years. As they detailed their findings at a public meeting Tuesday, they [...]

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Reef destruction revealed in report

Reef destruction revealed in report

| 08/06/2015 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Local environmental activists and eco groups are urging people to attend a meeting being hosted by the tourism ministry tomorrow evening because coral reefs, shorelines and marine resources remain under serious threat in the face of the proposed cruise berthing facilities. Several acres of r [...]

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Ship, port and agent at fault, says DoE

Ship, port and agent at fault, says DoE

| 06/03/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): A report conducted by the Department of Environment into the damage caused by a cruise ship anchor pointed the finger of responsibility at the Port Authority, the local shipping agent and the cruise line for the 11,000 sq-ft of crushed reef. But only the cruise line has made any financial co [...]

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Cruise line coughs up $100k for reef damage

Cruise line coughs up $100k for reef damage

| 03/03/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have now confirmed that talks with Carnival Cruise Line has resulted in a payment of $100,000 to the Cayman Islands National Trust towards the Magic Reef Restoration Project. Carnival has not, however, admitted any liability regarding the damage that one of its cruise shi [...]

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US coughs up for navy damage to Philippines reef

US coughs up for navy damage to Philippines reef

| 18/02/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The Philippines has been compensated by the US government to the tune of almost $2 million to cover the costs of a reef restoration project after admitting its culpability when a naval minesweeper ran aground there and damaged some 25,240 sqft of coral in 2013. Meanwhile, in Cayman no one has [...]

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Cruise ship drifts to shore in wind change

Cruise ship drifts to shore in wind change

| 09/02/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Thomson Dream cruise ship found itself in a tight spot on Monday when the wind shifted and the ship was pulled towards the shore. The captain requested assistance from the Port Authority and two tug boats were sent to pull the ship away to a safer anchor, the government agency confirmed. [...]

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$10k needed to keep reef restoration project going

$10k needed to keep reef restoration project going

| 22/01/2015 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Divers who have been working for over five months with the Department of the Environment to restore an area of reef damaged by a cruise ship anchor last year have launched a campaign to help finance the critical project. Some 11,000 sq ft of reef in the George Town harbour was crushed when th [...]

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Cruise ships dump a billion gallons of raw sewage

Cruise ships dump a billion gallons of raw sewage

| 13/01/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Data released by the US government has revealed that cruise ships dumped more than a billion gallons of sewage in the ocean last year, much of it raw or poorly treated. Federal data analyzed by Friends of the Earth, a global environmental organisation, said that their assessment demonstrates [...]

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