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Need to report of environmental crime and ships safety issue..
Cruiseship Monarch of the Seas,while underway to drydock in Jan.2006.San Fransico
emptied tanks to sea,against Marpol and Royal Caribbeans SQM environmental policy.
Tank concern was DD11,usen as fixed ballast,contained tons of sediment,chemicals,and bacterias ..the tank had been the source of an accident in San Pedro Sept.2nd.2005.
Methan gas accident,3 casualties.
Probobly cause of the crime,was to save money and time in Drydock,cleaningwork was scheduled.
According to ships stability manual,DD11 was not to be emptied at sea,due to negative stability would occour. Ship had approx. 1000 peoples onboard,crew and contractors
The ballastrepport sendt to USCG does not reflect correct status,as the tank was emptied just before DD.and was free of liquids when entering drydock.
Ship was given gas free cerificate by the yard,although over 100ppm methane and H2S was measured when in ddrydock..cleaning work was cancelled due to that fact.
The most serious action was putting the cruiseship in negative stability jepardizing all lifes onboard,in addition to the environmental crime by discharging the tank inside legal borders.
This was reported to CEO Richard Fain early may 2006,by mail from Norway,but no action was taken,and ot was not reported to USCG,as the intention of the repoting letter was.
Please take notice of this message and forward it to whom it may concern.
Please contact by e-mail Chief Officer Jan Andreassen..e-mail email@example.com
or Captain B.Eidissen mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
chief officer was onboard at the time of the crime,and witness all actions.but was kept out of the loop by RCCL superintendant and Chief Engineer-
Chief Officer protested,but was not heard.I was at home in Norway when I was told by acting Captain Jørn Clausen,that the tank had been emptied against his knowledge,and had put him in a imposssible position towards the cruise company,and coast Guard.
I took action from Norway,while on vacation,and wrote to CEO Richard Fain,as mentioned erlyer,but it has come to my knowledge that the cruisecompany Royal caribbean International,did not pass my report over to USCG,as whas my intention with lthe report in the first place.
Please forward this message to coast guard high ranking officers,PLEASE,IMPORTANT
It has seemed almost impassible to get authorities here in Norway,to understand the seriousness of this crime,and to even believe in it.
Thanks for your help.
Captain Bjørn Eidissen,Cellphone:+47-99480339