15 cruise ships scheduled to enter the Monterey Bay this year

15 cruise ships scheduled to enter the Monterey Bay this year



CRUISE SHIPS ENTERING
THE MONTEREY BAY. THE CITY OF
MONTEREY AND THE
MONTEREY BAY
NATIONAL MARINE
SANCTUARY HELD A
MEETING TONIGHT TO ADDRESS THOSE
CONCERNS AND PROVIDE
MORE INFORMATION
ABOUT THE SHIPS. ACTION NEWS
REPORTER KYLA LINVILLE
IS LIVE IN MONTEREY
WITH MORE IN OUR TOP
STORY.##
WE SPOKE WITH A COUPLE OF THE MEMBERS
ON THE PANEL WHO SAY
THAT IT TOOK ABOUT A
MONTH FOR THEM TO
PREPARE THIS MEETING. SHOWING THE PUBLIC
HOW MANY AGENCIES
MONITOR THESE SHIPS
TO KEEP THE SANCTUARY
AS SAFE AS THEY
POSSIBLY CAN. THE NEXT CRUISE SHIP
MAKES ITS WAY INTO THE
MONTEREY BAY
WEDNESDAY. AND BEFORE IT'S ARRIVAL
– THE CITY OF MONTEREY
AND THE MONTEREY BAY
NATIONAL MARINE
SANCTUARY ASSEMBLED A
PANEL OF EXPERTS – TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS
OF THE PUBLIC. Paul Michel,
Superintendent of MBNMS
01:08:01 "I just want
people to understand
that there's all these
rules and regulations in place. There will always
be bad actors, but when
you have these rules and
regulations in place,
hopefully and especially
in a place that's special like a marine sanctuary,
everyone is behaving as
they should." 01:08:15
LOCAL, STATE AND
FEDERAL AGENCIES
OVERSEE CRUISE SHIP OPERATIONS, EACH WITH
A TASK TO MONITOR
THINGS LIKE AIR
POLLUTION, OIL SPILLS,
AND HOW OFTEN THESE
VESSELS ARE EXAMINED. Lt. Amanda Garcia, U.S. Coast Guard 01:25:00
"We go on those annually
to do a certificate of
compliance exam and
then we also go on them
periodically, mandated semi-annually, and up to
quarterly. So almost four
times a year, we are
doing exams on these
vessels." 01:25:13 EACH
MONITORED CLOSELY. Scott Kathey, Federal
regulatory and
enforcement coordinator
MBNMS 01:20:56 "These
ships are held to a much
higher standard than any other class of vessel. And it's because they
carry you know, 3000 to
4000 people on them."
01:21:06 SOME LOCALS
LIKE BETSY ADLER SAY
THE MEETING WAS INFORMATIVE. Betsy Adler, Pacific
Grove 01:03:02 "it's a
difficult balance, we
can't all be nimby about
this. Tourism is
important for our region, but we need to be
responsible about it. And
through thoughtful
regulation, we need to
encourage the tourism
industry to be responsible as well."
01:03:20 WHILE OTHERS
STILL HAVE SOME
CONCERNS. Tyler Fox, Santa Cruz
01:11:52 "There's a lot of
holes still, a lot to be
worried about still. It did
answer some questions,
but I think the community as a whole is
still very worried about
this issue." 01:12:03
THESE AGENCIES –
INCLUDING THE CITY –
TAKE THE RULES A REGULATIONS
SERIOUSLY. CRYSTAL SYMPHONY
IS THE CRUISE LINE
COMING IN WEDNESDAY
THEY WERE ACTUALLY
BANNED FROM THE BAY
FOR FIFTEEN YEARS FOR VIOLATION OF
DISCHARGING WASTE
INTO THE SANCTUARY. THERE ARE 15 CRUISE
SHIPS SCHEDULED TO
ENTER THE MONTEREY
BAY THIS YEAR. IF YOU ARE
INTERESTED IN LEARNING
MORE ABOUT THE SHIPS
AND TONIGHT'S
PRESENTATION, IT'S
POSTED ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE.##
IN SANTA C

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