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November 13, 1999
A chief engineer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines was accused of ordering crew members to dump untreated waste water into the Pacific Ocean in an indictment unsealed in Los Angeles Friday. The engineer, Oystein Larsen, was arrested Thursday when he disembarked from a Royal Caribbean vessel, the Voyager, after it docked in Miami, said William Carter, an assistant U.S. attorney. Larsen is charged with one count of conspiracy and two counts of causing false statements to be made to the U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1999
A chief engineer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines was accused of ordering crew members to dump untreated waste water into the Pacific Ocean in an indictment unsealed in Los Angeles Friday. The engineer, Oystein Larsen, was arrested Thursday when he disembarked from a Royal Caribbean vessel, the Voyager, after it docked in Miami, said William Carter, an assistant U.S. attorney. Larsen is charged with one count of conspiracy and two counts of causing false statements to be made to the U.S.
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BUSINESS
June 20, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Carnival Corp.'s Holland America Line pleaded guilty to illegally dumping oily bilge water from the cruise ship Rotterdam in Alaskan waters and agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution. Seattle-based Holland America, which has since sold the 748-foot-long Rotterdam, agreed to end the criminal case by paying a $1-million fine and $1 million to the National Park Foundation for scientific study and protection of marine ecosystems in Alaska, the Justice Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Royal Caribbean Cruises pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to three felony charges of making false statements to the Coast Guard about the discharge of oily waste water at sea. The Miami-based cruise line, one of the world's largest, faces fines of up to $1.5 million for the fabrication of a pollution treatment logbook by crew members of the luxury ship Nordic Prince. U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall will impose a penalty at a sentencing hearing June 28.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Royal Caribbean Cruises pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to three felony charges of making false statements to the Coast Guard about the discharge of oily waste water at sea. The Miami-based cruise line, one of the world's largest, faces fines of up to $1.5 million for the fabrication of a pollution treatment logbook by crew members of the luxury ship Nordic Prince. U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall will impose a penalty at a sentencing hearing June 28.
NEWS
January 16, 1988 | United Press International
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter christened the world's largest cruise ship Friday, sending a mammoth bottle of champagne crashing against the side of the vessel. The Sovereign of the Seas, a $186-million vessel built for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, was to set sail today for St. Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the Carter family aboard.
NEWS
January 15, 1988 | United Press International
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter christened the world's largest cruise ship today, sending a mammoth bottle of Champagne crashing against the side of the vessel. The Sovereign of the Seas, a $186-million vessel built for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sets sail for St. Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday with the Jimmy Carter family aboard.
NEWS
January 15, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has agreed to pay Alaska $3.5 million for dumping toxic chemicals and oil-contaminated water into the state's waters. The company also agreed not to discharge waste water within three miles of Alaska's coastline. The settlement announced by Alaska Atty. Gen. Bruce Botelho is in addition to $6.5 million in federal fines the cruise line agreed to pay last year after it admitted dumping chemicals, including dry-cleaning fluid.
NEWS
January 20, 1988 | Reuters
Former President Jimmy Carter and nearly 2,000 fellow passengers finally left on a Caribbean cruise today, delayed nearly 24 hours by a grounded freighter that trapped the world's largest cruise liner in San Juan harbor. The grounding Tuesday night clogged traffic in and out of the harbor, disrupting the Caribbean holidays of about 10,000 North American and European tourists.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Carnival Corp.'s Holland America Line pleaded guilty to illegally dumping oily bilge water from the cruise ship Rotterdam in Alaskan waters and agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution. Seattle-based Holland America, which has since sold the 748-foot-long Rotterdam, agreed to end the criminal case by paying a $1-million fine and $1 million to the National Park Foundation for scientific study and protection of marine ecosystems in Alaska, the Justice Department said.
TRAVEL
November 19, 1995
Sovereign of the Seas, one of the world's largest passenger ships, ran aground as it entered the harbor channel at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday. There were 3,193 people aboard--2,370 passengers and 823 crew members--but no injuries or damage were reported. The 880-foot vessel was freed within two hours and towed to port, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
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