Tourism Related Environmental Violations in Cayman Islands
FROM Cayman Islands National Trust
you for your information regarding the discharge of oil from the tender
Hawk. I have forwarded the email to the Department of Environment as
the enforcement arm of our marine laws. Discharge of this type of
into local waters can carry a fine of up to $2,000,000. Again, I thank
your concern and hope the rest of your visit was more enjoyable. I will
you of any developments regarding this issue.
TO Cayman Islands National Trust
I visited your
yesterday, January 6, 2006, via the Explorer of the Seas cruise
were transported to shore via tender.
I am writing you
the huge environmental disregard shown by the operators of the tender
was on (“Carib Hawk”). I stood at the back of the boat during the
and noticed an excessive amount of what looked to be oil being dumped
ocean from the boat’s motor. This is unacceptable and must not be
allowed. I talked to the captain of another boat about the matter
told me that the Ministry of Environment had been in the area
similar matter the day before, and also confirmed that the oil-dumping
normal when I showed him the pictures I took through my digital camera.
(I’ve also attached those pictures to this e-mail.)