A whistleblower who reported illegal oil waste dumping from a Princess Cruise Lines ship that eventually exposed widespread oil dumping among other Princess ships received a $1 million award April 19. U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz in Miami, who imposed a record $40 million criminal penalty on Princess and its parent company Carnival Corporation, awarded the $1 million payout to a British engineer who documented the Caribbean Princess using a “magic pipe” to illegally discharge oily wastewater off the coast of England in August 2013. Evidence provided by the newly hired ship engineer prompted inspections of the ship both in ... Read More
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