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Carnival Cruises to Pay $18M Fine

April 19, 2002

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MIAMI (AP) _ Carnival Corp., the world’s biggest cruise line, pleaded guilty to dumping oily waste from five of its ships and will pay $18 million in fines.

In a plea agreement signed Tuesday, the cruise ship operator admitted that the Sensation, Ecstasy, Fantasy, Imagination and Paradise cruise ships discharged the waste from bilge tanks from 1998 to 2001.

The company also admitted employees made false entries about the discharges in record books.

Carnival agreed to five years of court supervision and also pledged to hire new managers and others as part of an environmental compliance program.

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