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Letter: Cruise ships are ocean outhouses

Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Lines (aka Traveling Toilets, Sea Sanitarios, Ocean Outhouses) were fined $40 million for polluting the world’s ocean. That’s pulling the plug on the water we swim in, the fish we catch and eat.

Every time I see one of those enormous cruising crappers I think about what’s down below. Just think of the thousands of human beings aboard and what they all are doing a half hour after each call to the dining table, and don’t think for a minute they haven’t been doing this for years. Think about the reality of an adventure on the HMS Thunder Mug the next time you think about taking an open-ocean experience. Gives new meaning to Mutiny on the Baño. Same old, same old — nobody went to jail.

Ron Bahlman

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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