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Cruise line fined £32m for using 'magic pipe' to dump oily waste into UK waters
The cruise line, a subsidiary of the American-British Carnival Corporation, pleaded guilty to seven charges following an investigation by US federal authorities. Prosecutors said the payment represents the largest penalty imposed on any firm for deliberate pollution by a ship at sea. Parent company Carnival has also agreed to submit 78 cruise ships across its brands to a five-year environmental compliance programme as part of the plea agreement.
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