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mommiz

65 months ago

Did you know luxury cruise ships dump stuff in the ocean?
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NABU recently singled out AIDA and TUI, two German-based cruise lines, for their harmful environmental impact. In one day alone, a ship generates 21,000 gallons of sewage, which is often dumped untreated three miles from shore, as well as one ton of garbage, 170,000 gallons of wastewater, 6,400 gallons of oily bilge water, and 25 pounds of batteries, fluorescent lights, medical wastes, and expired chemicals. What do you think this is doing to our ocean???
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anm3s

  64 months ago
I went on a cruise to Alaska last May, and the cruise line had a Q and A session for anyone who wanted to attend. Someone asked the cruise line what they did with all of the food that is not consumed. They basically said they grind up all the food and put it into the ocean so the fish and other sea life can eat it. I do not think they went over sewage, garbage, waste water, batteries, lights, etc. I did not know about all of this and I think it is a shame.
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kprezioso7

  64 months ago
This is horrible, I didn't know this.
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compoopie

  64 months ago
My mother told me about this, after she returned from a cruise decades ago.
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LindaOH

  65 months ago
I'm sure they do. That's why this planet won't be fit to live in in 50 years.
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Nightwind45t

  65 months ago
I've never been on a cruise ship so I had no idea. You would think they would have better ways to dispose of garbage. I can see dumping the organic items (leftover food or scraps) since the fish would probably eat that but not the other items.
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ck_lisa2009

  65 months ago
I never knew that cruise lines were dumping batteries and lights and things into the water. They are destroying the beautiful marine life that lives in the oceans by doing that. I am sure that they could figure out a better way to dump there garbage once they get onto shore. I use to live in Florida and the cruise lines there would dump there garbage once they would dock at the port of there destinations. If a cruise line in Florida got caught dummping something into the oceans they would get a nice hefty fine.
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Lisa Benjamin

  65 months ago
I did not know that. There should be a way of getting rid of the batteries and stuff onshore. We aren't even supposed to throw ours in the regular garbage so what the heck do they think they are doing.....?!
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mygalsal

  65 months ago
That is terrible. I guess they have to dispose of it somehow but they should have a way of removing it from the ship in port and being disposed of properly.
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snickers440

  65 months ago
Oh that's disgusting. I wondered what they did with a lot of the stuff on them. My son once when he was little told me the train flushed out on the tracks. I didn't believe him so went in the bathroom, flushed the toilet and he was right! That was 27 years ago, not sure if it still is the same or not.
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phoebe100

  65 months ago
Many cruiselines have addressed this and are changing the ways they dispose of the trash they produce without dumping it at sea like this.
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