Cruise ship and container ship Charleston

Carnival Fantasy and Container Ship Passing in Charleston Harbor

Good morning to Captain and Crew alike, and welcome to the Admiralty Docket. Today, a quick update on developments in the cruise industry debate going on in Charleston, South Carolina. One of the problems oft-cited  by residents and others opposing further development of the cruise industry on the Charleston peninsula is that of vessel emissions generated when the vessel is docked and running its engines to generate power.

The SPA at its board meeting today announced plans for the Carnival Fantasy to receive exhaust pollution scrubbers by October of 2015. Some groups had been lobbying for the SPA to instead install electrical shore power stations to allow the vessel to operate its systems dockside without running its engines at all.

Read the full story here: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140219/PC05/140219300/1180/charleston-based-fantasy-cruise-ship-to-get-new-pollution-scrubbers-port-says&source%3DRSS

More next week on The Admiralty Docket. Until then, remember, your rights and responsibilities may change as you approach the shore and may God Almighty grant you pleasant sailing.

 

The Admiralty Docket is a blog written by Charleston Maritime Attorneys John Hughes Cooper and John Townsend Cooper which focuses on maritime legal issues and current events in South Carolina and the Southeastern United States.

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