SHIPS CAUGHT DUMPING WASTE A record $9 million fine against Royal Caribbean for dumping oily waste into the ocean has raised awareness about a serious problem in the booming cruise line industry. After a four-year investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard and Justice Department, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice last June. The company admitted to a conspiracy to rig pipes to bypass anti-pollution equipment, which is expensive to operate, saving ...

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