Princess Cruise Lines to pay pollution penalty

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Princess Cruise Lines plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from deliberate pollution in the sea and acts to cover it up.

The company will pay a $40 million penalty.

The cruise line, which is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, will plead guilty to charges related to illegal dumping of oil-contaminated waste.

The charges concern the Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship which visited several US ports including one in South Carolina.

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