Royal Caribbean response to statement by Friends of the Earth

Royal Caribbean response to statement by Friends of the Earth Hong
Kong raising environmental concerns of the company’s cruise ship,
the Mariner of the Seas
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd to respond to
the following items:
"The polluting journey – the Cruise Industry", Friends of the Earth, 27 May 2013:
"啟德郵輪一日排放如萬架車 九龍城觀塘空氣勢差", Ming Pao (明報), 27 May 2013:
Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd sent the following response to the Resource Centre:
11 Jun, 2013
Please be informed that our ship has already issued a statement on 5 Jun stating that
Mariner of the Seas will switch at the dock to MGO fuel with less than 0.1% sulphur for all
consumers of fuel onboard for the duration of the port stay at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal for her call
this month. Mariner of the Seas has also registered for the Port Facilities and Light Dues
Incentive Scheme. This has already been published in various local media.
Please also browse through our latest stewardship report at, particularly our
initiatives and progress on reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants
(pgs 4-5), Advanced Wastewater Purification systems (pg 6), and waste and chemical
management (pgs 7-8).