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Sky reportedly discharged the sewage for approximately 30 minutes while steaming between Juneau and

Ketchikan. Known as the first large cruise ship to dock this year in Juneau, the ship, which was traveling at 17 knots, produced a waste stream of about three-quarters of a mile, according to

Coast Guard Commander.

Adding fuel to the fire at Norwegian, tests conducted by an independent lab on samples from the vessel showed fecal coliform 3,500 times the acceptable fed-

Rod McLeod, president and COO, AMCV "We're looking at a delay of about four to nine months. The shape of the hull is taking form, but this will not be an easy process." — Rod McLeod, COO of

AMCV confirms the problems plaguing the U.S. Lines vessels being constructed at Litton

Ingalls Shipbuilding in

Pascagoula, Miss. eral standard and suspended solids 180 times the standard, the Coast Guard added.

The violation by Norwegian is the first of its kind in regards to a new federal law that sets guidelines for treated sewage from cruise ships and forbids dis- charge of untreated sewage in the Inside

Passage's "donut- holes." which are sections in the chan- nel more than three miles from shore.

According to the

Coast Guard, the civil penalty for a violation of this nature is up to $25,000 per day.

Delta Queen's Cape May Light recently visited Chelsea Piers in New

York City. (Photo Credit: Barbara Hauley Kempe)

U.S. Cruise Ships Face Delays

Just as quick as cruiseship building has returned to the U.S. after 45 years, with the construction of the recently delivered Cape May Light by Atlantic

Marine for American Classic Voyages' (AMCV) Delta Queen Coastal Vessels, it was also quick to run into delivery delays — specifically the two new U.S.

Lines vessels.

Better known as Project America, the vessel pair, which is currently being built at Litton Ingalls in Pascagoula,

Miss, is behind on its steel fabrication, according to AMCV's president and

COO Rod McLeod. He added that the vessels, which are in a 10-K delay are about 20 percent complete. "We're look- ing at a delay of about four to nine months." McLeod said at a recent press conference onboard Cape May Light in

New York City. "The shape of the hull is taking form, but this will not be an easy process," he added.

Following discussions held at the beginning of June between AMCV and the shipyard, it was approximated, according to McLeod that the first part of the U.S. Lines series will be delivered "sometime during 2003" as opposed to its original delivery date of January 2003. "Azimuth Stern Drive Tug 3111 - .f^'im^m


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