Norwegian Cruise Line will install technology to “scrub” fuel emissions on six more ships, the Doral-based company announced recently.
The cruise operator already installed scrubbers from Green Tech Marine on Pride of America, which sails in Hawaii.
Between this spring and 2016, a total of 28 scrubbers will be installed on six ships: Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Sun. Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Bliss, which will be delivered in 2015 and 2017 respectively, will also get a total of 10 scrubbers.
Norwegian and other cruise lines have turned to scrubber technology in order to comply with International Maritime Organization requirements that limit the sulfur content in fuel near coasts. New standards going into effect next year limit large oceangoing ships to fuel that contains a maximum of 0.1 percent sulfur in certain zones that extend up to 200 miles from shores in North America.