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Carnival Pays $20 Million Fine to Settle Ship Pollution Claims

June 3, 2019, 10:55 PM

Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise operator, agreed to pay a $20 million fine for its ships’ continuing pollution, despite its 2016 agreement to clean up its act.

The Miami-based company reached the settlement June 3 with federal prosecutors, including plans to appoint a chief compliance officer. The company also agreed to reduce the use of single-use plastics 50% across its fleet and reduce the total weight of the food waste the company creates by 10% by the end of 2021.

“The company pleads guilty,” Carnival CEO Arnold Donald said six times in Miami federal court in response to charges...

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