Carnival cruise line will reimburse Coast Guard for rescues - Trade Only Today

Carnival cruise line will reimburse Coast Guard for rescues


Bowing to political pressure, the cruise line Carnival Corp. said this week it is willing to repay the U.S. government an unspecified amount for the costs to taxpayers for responses to disabling accidents on its Triumph and Splendor cruise ships.

Carnival released on Monday the following statement on the reimbursement:

“Carnival Corporation is in the process of voluntarily submitting payment to the U.S. Treasury Department to reimburse the federal government for costs related to the Carnival Triumph and Splendor incidents. It should be clearly noted that at no point in time has Carnival stated it would refuse to reimburse federal agencies if they sought remuneration. Although no agencies have requested remuneration, the company has made the decision to voluntarily provide reimbursement to the federal government.”

U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W Va.) estimated the Coast Guard's costs in dealing with the crippled Triumph earlier this year at nearly $780,000. The 2010 engine fire that left the Splendor adrift off Mexico reportedly cost the Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy about $3.4 million.

Click here for the full report by Fox News.

Rockefeller was far from impressed by Carnival’s statement, issuing a statement of his own declaring that the reimbursement is the least the company could do.

"I'm glad to see that Carnival owned up to the bare minimum of corporate responsibility by reimbursing federal taxpayers for these two incidents," the lawmaker said in a statement.

Click here for the full report by West Virginia’s Daily Mail.


Yanmar Brings Diesel Power to Wake Boat Segment

Engine manufacturer offers first fully integrated diesel option in partnership with Nautique.

GOST Unveils Updates Ahead of FLIBS

Marine security leader teases updated interface and more powerful satellite tracking antennas.

Virtual Edition of Metstrade Boat Builder Awards Announced for 2020

The awards will acknowledge challenges and resolve of the marine industry during the pandemic.

Mercury Marine and Beneteau Partnership Goes Global

Beneteau buyers around the world will now have Mercury for a power option.

Quick Hits: October 23, 2020

Brunswick pontoon facility earns award; Kemah Capital enters marine.

Brunswick Corp. Appoints New President

Aine Denari is an automotive industry veteran with vast experience in leading-edge mobility systems.

Menhaden Quotas Reduced

Sportfishing groups applauded the move, saying it will help rebuild the striped bass population.

Winnebago Reports Q4, Fiscal 2020 Results

Revenue grew 18.6 percent for the year to $2.4 billion.

Quick Hits: October 22, 2020

Tiara Yachts honors top dealers; Smoker Craft donates to MRAA; ICOMIA issues state of the industry.