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RECORD NUMBER: 727 OF 3183
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report.|
|Author||L. S. Johnson|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Oceans and Coastal Protection Div.|
|Additional Subjects||Ships ; Discharge ; Water pollution ; Assessments ; Water quality ; Marine environment ; Passenger transportation ; Tourism ; Coastal waters ; Environmental impacts ; Cruise ship|
Cruise ships operate in every ocean worldwide, often in pristine coastal waters and sensitive marine ecosystems. Cruise ship operators provide amenities to their passengers that are similar to those of luxury resort hotels, including pools, hair salons, restaurants, and dry cleaners. As a result, cruise ships have the potential to generate wastes similar in volume and character to those generated by hotels. The cruise industry is one of the worlds fastest growing tourism sectors, with the number of cruise ship passengers growing nearly twice as fast as any other travel sector over the last 10 years (CELB, 2003).