Planet Watch: Planet Watch: All About Oceans

All About Oceans

OIL ON TROUBLED WATERS

You would think a company that makes its living carrying tourists to crystal-clear tropical waters would know better than to foul them. Apparently not. Royal Caribbean Cruises, the world's second largest cruise line, has pleaded guilty to federal charges that it pumped oil-contaminated bilge water into the ocean and tried to cover up its misdeeds for several years by lying to investigators and falsifying records. The company will pay a $9 million fine, $1 million of which is earmarked for conservation projects in Florida and Puerto Rico. It also promised not to do it again.

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