Oil Dumping in the Pacific

by Cory Harden Five hundred tons of oil were illegally dumped on Vanuato Island (of Survivor fame) by the cruise ship Pacific Star (P&O Australia) in November 2006. The level of environmental vandalism was called unimaginable. Apparently deep holes were dug, lined with thin plastic, and filled with oil and raw sewage. A river below … Read more


By Jan Moon In October forums were held in Kona and Hilo on the impact of more cruise ships in Hawai`i. The Hilo panel consisted of the harbor master, a Norwegian Cruise Line VP, an economist from UH-Hilo, and representatives of the Sierra Club, the County, and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. Opportunities were given for … Read more