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Princess Cruise Lines fined in whale’s death

by Pat Coate | February 05, 2007
"Our marine mammals are national treasures to be preserved for future generations. We must protect them from criminal and negligent acts committed by individuals or large corporations."
- Nelson Cohen, U.S. Attorney for Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska, USA - Princess Cruise Lines paid $750,000 Monday to settle charges it failed to operate one of its ships in a slow, safe manner near Glacier Bay National Park where a humpback whale was found dead of massive skull fractures.

... The company paid a maximum $200,000 fine, plus $550,000 in restitution to the National Park Foundation, with the funds specifically dedicated to Glacier Bay National Park conservation efforts.

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