Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Fuel price rise could wipe out Antarctica cruises

Impending fuel regulations could make operating cruises to Antarctica too expensive for cruise ship companies.

The changes which come into effect on 1st August will ban cruise ships from using heavy fuel oil and will be forced to a more expensive marine gas oil. The heavier type of fuel is more damaging to the environment and even more damaging if a leak was to occur.

The added cost will be passed on to passengers in a highly competitive market which has seen Gills Cruise operatoes enter liquidation last week

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