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Safari Quest issues apology for waste discharge in harbor

 

August 1, 2019

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Safari Quest ship

On July 12, the cruise ship Safari Quest discharged their wastewater into Petersburg Harbor due to a malfunctioning fan.

The fan impeded the normal processing of wastewater and a small amount of poorly processed material was released into the harbor before the mistake was noticed and the valve was shut off, according to Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, in a prepared statement.

"We sincerely regret the incident and want to assure the community this is not our usual practice," said Blanchard in the statement. "We strive to adhere to environmental best practices in all our destinati...



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