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    PRESS RELEASE: Media Advisory: Cruise Passengers Appalled About Industry s Environmental Practices Oceana to Hold Press Conference at Industry Seatrade
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 5, 2003
      PRESS RELEASE: Media Advisory: Cruise Passengers Appalled About
      Industry's Environmental Practices

      Oceana to Hold Press Conference at Industry "Seatrade" Conference, to
      Release Poll Results

      Bianca DeLille, Oceana - 202-215-1426 (day & eve)

      2501 M Street NW, Suite 300
      Washington, DC 20037
      Phone: (202) 833-3900
      Fax: (202) 833-2070
      February 28, 2003

      Miami, FL --

      WHAT: Oceana will hold a press conference to release the results of a
      poll of cruise passengers about their views on the cruise industry's
      environmental practices. Oceana will also release a report on the
      poll results, Needless Cruise Pollution: Passengers Want Sewage
      Dumping Stopped.

      WHEN: Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at Noon. Light lunch will be provided.

      WHERE: The Miami Beach Botanical Garden, which is located at 2000
      Convention Center Drive across from Hall D of the Miami Beach
      Convention Center.

      WHO: Jackie Savitz, Senior Scientist for Oceana. Ross Klein, former
      passenger and author of two books on the cruise industry. Local
      citizens concerned about cruise ship pollution.

      WHY: Cruise ships are needlessly dumping vast amounts of raw sewage
      and other harmful wastes into some of the most pristine parts of our
      oceans every day. An average-sized cruise ship carrying 3,000
      passengers and crew generates 30,000 gallons of raw sewage every day.
      Discharges from cruise ships endanger our oceans, marine life and
      human health. Seatrade, the largest cruise industry conference in
      the United States, is meeting at the Miami Beach Convention Center on
      March 3-7. Oceana and Florida citizens want to let the industry know
      what its passengers think of this needless pollution and are calling
      on the industry to change its practices.

      # # #

      Photo and video opportunities available. Parking is available in the
      convention lot next to the Botanical Gardens.

      Oceana is a non-profit international advocacy organization dedicated
      to protecting and restoring the world's oceans through policy
      advocacy, science, law and public education. Founded in 2001,
      Oceana's constituency includes members and activists from more than
      150 countries and territories who are committed to saving the world's
      marine environment. In 2002, the American Oceans Campaign became
      part of Oceana's international effort to protect ocean ecosystems.
      Oceana, headquartered in Washington, D.C., also maintains regional
      offices in Alaska, California and New England and is currently
      establishing offices in Latin America and Europe.

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