Öppet brev till Vanessa Picarello, Senior Director of Public Relations, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd

Senior Partner

2015-08-30

Attn: Vanessa Picarello


Dear Vanessa,
 
Is it really true that cruise ships dump waste water including sewage into the Baltic sea?
Cruise ships in the Baltic produce hundreds of millions liters of sewage annually and the majority seems to be intentionally, not accidentially, flushed into the sea. This cannot be compatible with any sustainability practices as there are better options available.

There are free services for handling septic waste in many Baltic ports: Stockholm, Tallinn, and Helsinki to mention a few. Cruise lines should plan routes to take advantage of these facilities instead of dumping excrements and waste in open water. 

The Baltic sea is a bad state already and the sewage dumped from large cruise ships damages the fragile ecosystem even further. Sewage is a contributing factor to blooming algae.

Can you assure me that your company's ships will always use the free sewage treating services in ports to keep the Baltic clean?

I am looking forward to your response.

Kind regards,

Ilkka Lipasti

Espoo, Finland

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