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Old 07-27-2007, 06:37 AM
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I have been reading up on Asbestos and Cruise ships. It seems it is a disturbing situation. Seems the cruising industry has used asbestos for years. Since these are foreign made ships, they don't have to comply with the stricter US guidelines. Seems I read that RCCL had bigger issues, but I can't find the specifics. Here is one link I have found asbestos on ships

Any information would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:51 AM
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Hi Carl, nice to see you back. I'm kind of new here. That's really scary! Is it for real?

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Hi Carl, nice to see you back. I'm kind of new here. That's really scary! Is it for real?

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That's what I'm reading. I'm looking for additional information.

And welcome to cruise chit!
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:54 AM
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Opps, sorry. That was suppose to be "chat".
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I concur. That is scary.
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Carl- Not to belittle your concern because asbestos is a serious issue, but the article your link pointed to was discussing a cargo ship which had asbestos dust in the hold after having carried a load of it the shipment before.
I'm not sure how this pertains to cruise ships having asbestos on them.

And I do not doubt that they do. The use of asbestos is not illegal, it is still used today in the US in many applications. It is perfectly safe if applied properly and removed properly. The dangers come when used where its dust can escape and be breathed.
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Thanks Jim. There were a few links and I think I attached the wrong one. It was an afidavit from a court hearing on the Majestic Cruise Line. Just for clarity, here was the post that was intended.

Majestic

Oh, and in an unrelated but related statement. The older ship did use saltwater for the toilets. I know Raoul posted that it was re-used freshwater, but cruise ships in the past have used saltwater (this is in the afidavit as well....Item #12).

I'm not sure that psychocruisers question was fully appreciated on the freshwater/saltwater portion.



Thanks for taking the time to clarify, and sorry for the confusion.

I just wondered if it was prevelent in the industry.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:16 AM
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Is that why RCI's opaque "Save the Waves" program came into being? I'm too lazy to look it up. Anyone know offhand?
 
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