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Reference No.
Date of Event
Brand/VesselEvent Description
CAM Incident Category
LocationViolationSubstanceQuantityTemp MinsType
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03-2017.19/1/2015HAL - Various VesselsBetween September 2015 and October 2016, vessel discharges in contravention of NOAA's marine sanctuary regulations were
identified on 4 PCL ships and 1 HAL ship. Discharges were within the expanded boundaries of the Greater Farallones National
Marine Sanctuary. Discharges were food waste, processed permeate, untreated grey water, membrane bioreactor sludge (not oil),
advanced wastewater treatment system permeate, exhaust gas cleaning system ("EGCS") wash water, and treated sewage.
EGCS
Voyage Planning
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary watersTRUE
Food waste, processed permeate, untreated grey water, membrane bioreactor sludge, advanced wastewater treatment system permeate, EGCS wash water and treated sewage
13_monthsDumping
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03-2017.29/18/2016PCL Grand Princess
On December 2, 2016, while making preparations for the Grand Princess' voyage, the EO and the Voyage Planning Officer held a
voyage planning meeting. During this meeting it was discovered that an "Environmental Limit Marker" on the planned track,
similar to ones used for the 4 NM and 12 NM limits, was within the boundaries of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
There were no "Environmental Limit Markers" around the boundaries of the expanded Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones
Marine Sanctuaries. This discovery led to an investigation into whether the "Environmental Limit Marker" had been used during
the 2016 summer season when the ship was sailing between San Francisco and Alaska. The initial internal investigation,
conducted by the EO, confirmed that the ship had been discharging various waste streams as detailed in Annex 1 between May 11,
2016, and September 18, 2016, within the expanded boundaries of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.
Not ApplicableGreater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary watersTRUEVarious waste streams5_monthsDumping
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013_2017-FA11/7/2016Carnival Fantasy1,620 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from the ship's refrigeration systems in November 2016. Due to the lack of communication and
awareness of record keeping, entries were not made in the refrigerant or oil record books. The missing entries have been added to
the Refrigeration Record Book, incident reports have been completed, and the Oil Record Book was updated.
Oil Record Book
Recordkeeping
Refrigerants
FALSErefrigerant gas1620_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-003132/9/2017PCL Emerald Princess
Shore side was informed that on November 29, 2017, Maritime New Zealand filed criminal charges against PCL for two alleged
violations of New Zealand’s Maritime Transport Act 1994 in connection with a fatal accident on board the Emerald Princess while
docked in Port Chalmers, New Zealand on or about February 9, 2017. A high-pressure nitrogen cylinder burst while being re-
pressurized, which resulted in the death of an Emerald Princess crew member standing nearby. The Transport Accident
Investigation Commission (TAIC) in New Zealand investigated the incident and issued an interim report on May 10, 2017,
concluding that the burst nitrogen cylinder had suffered significant corrosion at the point of failure. A metallurgist’s initial
assessment also concluded that the failure had occurred as a result of overload caused by corrosion thinning.
Not ApplicableTRUE
Missing/Broken Parts
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01-174/9/2017Costa DeliziosaOn April 9, 2017, two Italian Coast Guard Petty Officers boarded the vessel for routine collection of MARPOL marine gas
samples. The MARPOL samples of marine gas oil bunkered in Port Everglades on March 18, 2017, could not be found onboard,
despite their recordation in the corresponding Bunker Delivery Note. This violated MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 18.3.8.1
Not ApplicableTRUEMissing Records
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08-2017.14/19/2017AIDAluna
The ORB was not signed by an EO from April 19, 2017, to May 5, 2017, and from June 27, 2017, through August 18, 2017. Both
the Captain and the Chief Engineer continued to sign each page during this period. There was an EO handover during this period,
which may have been a contributing factor. The departing EO explained that he forgot to sign the completed ORB pages the
referenced time periods. The boarding EO expected further clarification of the significance of her signature, so she did not sign the
completed ORB pages from July 11, 2017 to August 18, 2017. The AIDA Environmental Manager was onboard at the time the
issue was discovered. He discussed it with the current EO, who then signed all completed ORB pages from July 11, 2017, to
August 18, 2017. The prior EO visited the ship on August 19, 2017, to sign the completed ORB pages and did so for those from
June 27, 2017, to July 11, 2017, but forgot to sign the pages from April 19, 2017 to May 5, 2017. Shore side management was
informed and arranged for the ORB pages from April 19, 2017, to May 5, 2017, to be signed.
Recordkeeping
Oil Record Book
FALSEMissing Records
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CAM-000714/24/2017Carnival TriumphThe ORB had a missing entry for maintenance of the OCM performed on April 24, 2017. An 'I' entry was made in the ORB
indicating the missing maintenance operation and the Captain, Chief Engineer, OLCM, and Director of Environmental Operations
were informed.
Oil Record Book
Recordkeeping
FALSE
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CAM-001064/25/2017Carnival EcstasyDuring a review of the ORB, it was identified that a BCDB OCM cleaning operation was recorded in the PMS system but not in
the ORB. The OLCM and shore side management were notified.
RecordkeepingFALSEMissing Records
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CAM-000155/1/2017PCL Sea PrincessShip discharged Ballast water early May while alongside in Hawaii without use of the installed Ballast Water Treatment System.
The request to do so was made by the Staff Captain. Ballast water was initially treated on the way into the ship through the Hyde
Guardian BWT system, but also needed to be treated on the way out, which it was not.
Voyage PlanningHawaii portFALSEDumping
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ECP 17-07-025/1/2017PCL Sun Princess
The EO sent an email to the HR department, with a copy to technical operations, providing notification that the Chief Engineer
discovered that the solenoid valve on one of the OWS had been replaced with piping. The Chief Engineer noticed the missing
solenoid valve sitting next to the OWS, and he replaced the piping with the valve. Based on AMOS maintenance records, the
Chief Engineer believes that he identified the Engineer that implemented the piping. AMOS records indicate that the solenoid
valve was due to be cleaned on routine basis (monthly), and the most recent AMOS record for such maintenance indicated that the
cleaning had recently been performed/completed by the engineer in question. The engineer, however, went on leave two days prior
to the Chief Engineer’s discovery of the piping. The HAG Safety Env. and Regulatory Services (SERS) group – Paul McClelland
(the OLCM) and Kelly Clark (Senior VP) – received word of the issue via the technical operations group. SERS directed Jeanne
Grasso (Blank Rome) to fly to Australia and board the ship on June 29, conduct an investigation into the issue, and disembark on
July 1.
OWS/WhiteboxFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CAM-000165/8/2017Carnival EcstasyThe Carnival Ecstasy was alongside port of Charleston operating on Heavy Fuel Oil for a number of hours without use of the
EGCS. It appears the EGCS tripped out earlier in the day. It is unclear if the system failed to alarm upon trip or if the watch-keeper
failed to respond.
EGCSCharleston, South Carolina portTRUEHFOEGCS
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CAM-000035/9/2017Carnival Glory156 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a line connected to a provision system due to deteriorating materials and ship vibration. The
line was repaired and system was put back in place.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas156_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000045/9/2017Carnival Inspiration102 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from an air conditioning compressor due to a cracked gasket. The gasket was replaced and the
system was put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas102_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000055/9/2017P&O AzuraA sample pump on the EGCS stopped working but the system did not alarm or indicate a fault on the control panel. The pump was
reset and no further issues have been reported.
EGCSFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CAM-004245/9/2017PCL Star Princess
On May 15 and 16, 2017, PCL self-reported two separate test results of samples taken from the Star Princess on May 9, 2017,
which indicated that the vessel's Biological Oxygen Demand ("BOD") levels exceeded the daily maximum allowed. PCL had the
vessel's Membrane Bioreactors (the "MBR") inspected and discovered that blown gaskets created air leaks that caused the devices
to become insufficiently aerated. To rectify the problem, PCL cleaned and sanitized the tanks, serviced the system, increased
aeration in the buffer tank, added an additional 0.5 liters of Heeburn Bio ET to each jet, and revised the MBRs' desludging
frequencies. On July 13, 2017, PCL received a Notice in response to these self-reported violations, plus three additional violations
regarding daily and monthly BOD exceedances.
Not ApplicableTRUE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CAM-000065/10/2017Carnival ElationWhile underway, approximately 15 liters of MGO leaked overboard from a lifeboat due to a corroded fuel tank. The drain was
plugged and the excess MGO was contained. The incident was also recorded as a Potentially Significant LSA Failure.
Lifeboat/TenderFALSEMGO15_litersDumping
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CAM-000075/10/2017HAL EurodamWhile alongside in Ketchikan, Alaska, a grey sheen was observed in the water on the starboard side of the area of the EGCS
overboard discharge. A blocked filter was found to be the cause of the contamination.
EGCSKetchikan, Alaska portFALSESheenDumping
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CAM-000115/13/2017Cunard Queen Mary 2A pressure transducer on the forward OWS failed. The sensor was replaced and the OWS returned to service.OWS/WhiteboxFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CAM-000105/13/2017HAL WesterdamThe BCDB (whitebox) data recorder has an intermittent fault resulting in lapses of data recording. An investigation is ongoing.Not ApplicableFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CAM-000095/15/2017Costa LuminosaThe BCDB (whitebox) was taken out of service due to a data recorder failure. An urgent external service was arranged to
determine the root cause of the failure and the necessary corrective actions.
Not ApplicableFALSE
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CAM-000125/15/2017HAL Veendam2 pH sensors on the EGCS systems failed their calibration tests resulting in higher consumption of MGO.EGCSFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CAM-000315/20/2017Carnival Inspiration156 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from an air conditioning system due to a faulty compressor. The system was repaired and put back
in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas156_kgRefrigerant
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435135/22/2017HAL Shore SideOn May 22, 2017, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises entered into Settlement Agreements with the State of Alaska for
alleged violations of the State’s visible emissions standards. The alleged violations spanned the period 2009 to 2014.
Not ApplicableTRUE
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2017-R0637-40-0001
5/22/2017PCL Ruby PrincessA MBR sample taken that same day from the Ruby Princess, which indicated an ammonia discharge that exceeded the daily
maximum. The vessel's onboard sampling results were within allowable parameters, so PCL concluded that the MBRs were not
properly processing effluents prior to discharge, which caused ammonia levels to be too high in the overboard samples measured
by the ADEC. Following discovery of this issue, PCL cleaned the MBR tanks onboard the Ruby Princess and revised the vessel's
desludging frequency requirement based on the vessel's itinerary. PCL received a Notice in response to this self-reported violation
on July 13, 2017.
Not ApplicableTRUEAmoniaDumping
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CAM-000205/26/2017Carnival FascinationWhile checking the Bahamas Annex VI record book for fuel oil and ozone-depleting substances, the EO noted that the Chief
Engineer's signature was missing for six entries between March 31, 2017, and May 26, 2017.
RecordkeepingFALSEMissing Records
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CAM-000626/1/2017Carnival ValorThe EO could not locate the original copies of bunker delivery notes for fuel oil (HFO and MGO) bunkered between August 2014
and January 2015 as required by MARPOL Annex VI. Scanned copies of the missing delivery notes are available in the InfoShip
system. Flag administration was informed. As a preventive action, all current bunker delivery notes are now being secured in a
controlled location.
RecordkeepingTRUEMissing Records
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CAM-000816/1/2017Carnival FantasyEGCS SO2/CO2 compliance data was found to be missing from April 22, 2017, through May 1, 2017 due to a computer
malfunction. A technician successfully attempted to retrieve the data but was able to reset the computer to restore normal
operations.
EGCSFALSEMissing Records
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CAM-000216/2/2017Carnival EcstasyThe ship discharged food waste and treated black water within 12 NM of Bahamas Archipelagic Baselines on four occasions due
to misinterpretation of company policy. Recorded as a water discharge and solid waste discharge.
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUESewage, food wasteDumping
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CAM-000226/3/2017Carnival ConquestThe ship discharged food waste and treated black water within 12 NM of Bahamas Archipelagic Baselines on four occasions due
to misinterpretation of company policy. Recorded as a water discharge and solid waste discharge.
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUEsewageDumping
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005_2017-EL.16/4/2017Carnival ElationMeeting with all Deck and Engine Officer was done and EN000011 discussed with all involved and all Officers understand that
discharge of black water and food waste inside Bahamas Archipelagic waters is not permitted. First Officer was aware of
requirement but, by mistake, believed that the vessel used BW#14 for grey water and BW#15 for black water and gave an order for
flushing of BW#14 once outbound 12 mls from nearest shore. On change of watch at 00:10, OOW, who take over the watch,
realized the issue and immediately stopped flushing.
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersFALSE
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005_2017-EL6/4/2017Carnival ElationApproximately 1,270 cubic meters of treated black water and 22 cubic meters of comminuted food waste
were discharged inside Bahamian waters in violation of MARPOL and company procedures between June 4, 2017, and June 16,
2017. Discharge was also recorded as a "Other Discharge: Solid Waste."
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUEBlack water, food waste
1270_cubic_meters, 22_cubic_meters
Dumping
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CAM-000176/8/2017HAL Nieuw AmsterdamDuring ship construction (2009), a drain line from a galley dishwasher was inadvertently connected to an overboard scupper and
not to the ship's grey water collection system. This was discovered mid-June 2017 by the ship’s crew. Piping has now been
corrected.
Not ApplicableFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CVL-17-06-0029
Env Open Report #01
2017
6/9/2017CCL Shore SideAnonymous caller raised issue regarding Richard Miller, VP CCL. Caller states that he/she has been with the Company for over 17
years as a shipboard employee and that he/she is concerned with Mr. Miller's knowledge of MARPOL, environmental regulations,
Corporate procedures, and environmental leadership and stewardship. Caller also stated that this is a concern to other shipboard
and shore side team members.
TrainingFALSE
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CAM-000236/12/2017Carnival Ecstasy156g of refrigerant gas leaked form an air conditioning system due to the failure of the shaft seal compressor. The system was
taken out of service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas156_gRefrigerant
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CAM-000246/12/2017Carnival Ecstasy104 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a refrigeration system due to a cracked expansion valve fitting. The fitting was replaced and
the system put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas104_kgRefrigerant
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024_2017-FD6/13/2017Carnival FreedomApproximately 467 cubic meters of treated black water/sewage and 6.2 cubic meters of comminuted food waste was discharged
inside Bahamian Archipelagic Baseline between June 13, 2017, and June 15, 2017, due to misinterpretation of Bahamas baselines
listed in ENV 1001.
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUEsewage, food waste
467_cubic_meters, 6.2_cubic_meters
Dumping
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005_2017-EL.56/15/2017Carnival ConquestComminuted food waste and treated black water from several CCL ships was improperly discharged inside the 12 mile base line of
the Bahamas. The cause of these events is not yet clear, although it appears to be associated with the interpretation of procedure
ENV1001 (Worldwide Environmental Standards).
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUEsewage, food wasteDumping
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005_2017-EL.46/15/2017Carnival LibertyComminuted food waste and treated black water from several CCL ships was improperly discharged inside the 12 mile base line of
the Bahamas. The cause of these events is not yet clear, although it appears to be associated with the interpretation of procedure
ENV1001 (Worldwide Environmental Standards).
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUEsewage, food wasteDumping
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005_2017-EL.36/15/2017Carnival MagicComminuted food waste and treated black water from several CCL ships was improperly discharged inside the 12 mile base line of
the Bahamas. The cause of these events is not yet clear, although it appears to be associated with the interpretation of procedure
ENV1001 (Worldwide Environmental Standards).
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUEsewage, food wasteDumping
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005_2017-EL.26/15/2017Carnival VistaComminuted food waste and treated black water from several CCL ships was improperly discharged inside the 12 mile base line of
the Bahamas. The cause of these events is not yet clear, although it appears to be associated with the interpretation of procedure
ENV1001 (Worldwide Environmental Standards).
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUEsewage, food wasteDumping
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CAM-004256/16/2017Seabourn SojournOn July 13, 2017, Seabourn self-reported in connection with the Seabourn Sojourn's June 2017 Discharge Monitoring Report that
the vessel's BOD levels exceeded the monthly average allowed, and a sample on June 16, 2017, exceeded the daily maximum. To
remedy the exceedance, the Company engaged Wartsila, the manufacturer of the Seabourn Sojourn 's sewage treatment system, to
conduct a service visit. Seabourn received a Notice in response to this self-reported violation on August 16, 2017.
Not ApplicableTRUE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CAM-000146/17/2017Costa - CSMARTCosta EO failed CSMART proficiency assessmentTrainingFALSE
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CAM-000256/20/2017Carnival Magic350 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a refrigeration system due to an evaporator failure and loose expansion valves. The
evaporator was repaired, the valves were tightened and the system was put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas350_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000266/21/2017Carnival Imagination1 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a refrigeration system due to a corroded service valve. The valve was replaced and the system
put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas1_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000186/23/2017P&O ArcadiaA page was found missing in the ORB onboard Arcadia. CUK stated it was a blank page.
Oil Record Book
Recordkeeping
FALSEMissing Records
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CAM-000276/23/2017Carnival Conquest167 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from an air conditioning system due to Conquest loose evaporator inlet flange. The flange was
tightened and the system was put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas167_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000296/23/2017Carnival Freedom161 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a provision system due to a failed pipe connection. The pipe was replaced and the system put
back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas161_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000436/24/2017P&O AzuraThe ship used HFO for 16 hours while transiting the Icelandic Environmental Protection Zone where Sulphur max is 1.5%, due to
a misinterpretation of regulations. Once noted, the EGCS was put online to bring the ship into compliance.
EGCS
Voyage Planning
Iceland watersTRUEHFO16_hours960EGCS
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CAM-000306/25/2017P&O VenturaDuring routine maintenance, the calibration certificate of the BCDB oil content monitor (OCM) was noted to have expired. The
OCM was checked and found to be within calibration limits. A new certificate was issued.
OCMFALSEMissing Records
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CAM-000326/25/2017PCL Sun PrincessA bypass solenoid and valve were reported missing from the Centrifugal Oily Water Separator (COWS). Investigations found a
watch keeping engineer had removed the parts and made a false entry on maintenance into AMOS. The missing parts were
replaced and the COWS system was put back in service. There was no overboard bilge water discharge.
OWS/Whitebox
Falsification
FALSEFalsifying Records
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CAM-000336/26/2017Carnival Liberty201 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a refrigeration system due to a faulty gasket. The gasket was replaced and the system put
back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas201_kgRefrigerant
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08-2017.26/27/2017Costa DeliziosaThe EO onboard the Costa Deliziosa prior to June 27, 2017, believed the requirement to sign the ORB began on July 19, 2017,
based on the ship’s interpretation of the relevant ECP section and corresponding HESS procedure. When the relief EO arrived on
June 27, 2017, he began signing the ORB, as required. The prior EO was advised of the error and returned to the Costa Deliziosa
to sign the ORB pages completed from the date of sentencing through June 27, 2017.
Recordkeeping
Oil Record Book
FALSEMissing Records
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CAM-000346/28/2017Carnival Dream260 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a refrigeration system due to a faulty pipe. The pipe was repaired and the system was put
back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas260_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000356/28/2017Carnival Imagination1.4 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a provision system due to a faulty valve. The valve was replaced and put back in service.RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas1.4_kgRefrigerant
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004_2017-VE6/29/2017HAL VeendamOn June 29, 2017, Captain advised HAG shore side of an apparent maintenance mistake on the ship’s Bilge Control Discharge
Box (white box). The Captain advised that, during recent maintenance on the ship’s white box, an air pressure regulator/filter was
replaced. The replacement was not made in-kind. As a result, the three-way valve in the white box was not operating correctly. The
ship tested the calibration of the upstream OCM on the Serep OWS, which was within tolerance for legal discharges. A 4th
Engineer noticed the problem and reported up the shipboard chain of command, which was then reported ashore via normal
reporting channels.
OWS/Whitebox
OCM
FALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CAM-000366/30/2017Carnival Conquest264 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from an air conditioning system due to a faulty pipe. The pipe was repaired and the system was
put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas264_kgRefrigerant
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006_2017-LI6/30/2017Carnival LibertyDuring the EGCS Wash Water Filtration System (WWFS) testing, soot was observed into the water. The system was stopped and
the WWFS was inspected. It was discovered that one of the eight filtration bags had ruptured causing the soot to be discharged
overboard.
EGCSFALSEsootDumping
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CAM-000376/30/2017Carnival Sunshine208 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a provision room due to a faulty fitting. The fitting was repaired and put back in service.RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas208_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000386/30/2017HAL MaasdamDuring tendering operations in Bar Harbour, USA, a small amount of oil was detected by the bridge near the exhaust of one
tender. Further investigation revealed that there was no leak. The discoloring in the water was caused by incomplete combustion
from the tender engine.
Lifeboat/TenderBar Harbour, U.S. watersFALSE
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001_2017-MJ6/30/2017PCL Majestic PrincessMajestic Princess made her maiden call to Taiwan on June 30, 2017. On July 5, shore side management was notified of news
accounts that appeared to indicate that balloons were released from the ship that could land in the marine environment. After
investigation, it was confirmed that the balloons were released shore side and not from the ship. The balloons were arranged by the
local PR agency representing PCL. The balloons are reportedly “biodegradable latex” that disintegrates in 2-4 weeks. The release
of the balloons required approval of local authorities. We have asked to see proof of the approval.
Not ApplicableTaiwan watersFALSEBalloonsDumping
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CAM-000407/1/2017Carnival Glory208 kg leaked from a refrigeration system due to a cracked pipe. The line was repaired and put back in service.RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas208_kgRefrigerant
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007_2017-AT7/1/2017Costa Atlantica
During an overboard discharge performed through newly installed oil coalescent filtering equipment, the BCDB stopped the overboard discharge due to the OCM showing 18 ppm of oil. The pressure on the delivery side of the OWS was also higher than expected. A test was performed by filling the reading cell with drinking water; however, the oil content still showed 18 ppm of oil. Since previous days, it was also noted that the pressure of the delivery side of the oily water separation circuit of both OWS [coalescent and centrifugal] was higher than expected, causing abnormal noisy working conditions for the pump and consequent line's vibrations. On 18th July, a third-party vendor identified the root cause in a malfunction of the OMD of the BCDB connected to the Westfalia OWS. Therefore, the issue was finally considered as solved.
OCM
OWS/Whitebox
FALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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008_2017-NP7/2/2017PCL Golden Princess
On July 2, 2017, while alongside in Vancouver, Canada, and during the pre-departure motorman checks on board the Golden
Princess, it was discovered that the level of the starboard stabilizer header tank was below the level of the sight glass of the
lowered header tank on deck 3. Further investigation revealed no sign of an internal leak.
The stabilizer housing box venting arrangement was removed and sea water was allowed to enter the vessel and then drained. The
quantity of fluid removed was approximately 200 liters of sea water and approximately 5 liters of oil. At no time was an oil sheen
observed around the vessel during the evolution. The stabilizer was not in use for a long time.
A diver team and Class Representative (Lloyd’s Register) attended in San Diego, CA on July 8, 2017, and completed an external
inspection of the starboard side stabilizer. At around 15:00 hrs, the divers reported that there was a dripping of the oil in the
starboard side stabilizer housing box. They confirmed that the oil was being contained in the box and not leaving the box into the
harbor. The stabilizer housing box venting arrangement was removed and sea water was allow to enter the vessel, the quantity was
approximately 200 liters and approximately 2-3 liters of which was oil (oil type: “Mobile SHC aware 68). An oil sheen was not
observed around the ship. The Master informed the office and then he reported to the USCG (report number 1183497). A “G”
entry in the ORB was made. The quantity of oil discharged into the sea (if any) is unknown.
Not ApplicableVancouver, Canada portFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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009_2017-AP7/2/2017PCL Grand PrincessOn July 2, 2017, while Grand Princess was departing Glacier Bay, AK, it was reported that the Oasis port side Jacuzzi was empty.
The equipment was switched off and the valves were visually checked. No alarms were activated during the event. Approximately
7.5m3 of water was discharged with bromine content of 4.3ppm and pH 7.4SU.
Further investigation revealed that cause of the accidental discharge was due to a failure of the valve automatic timer which is used
for pool cleaning purposes.
Not ApplicableGlacier Bay, Alaska watersFALSEwith bromine content of 4.3ppm and pH 7.4SU7.5_cubic_metersDumping
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CAM-000447/3/2017Carnival Splendor267 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from an air conditioning system due to a faulty flange. The flange was repaired and the system was
put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas267_kgRefrigerant
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010_2017-FA7/3/2017Carnival FantasyDuring a routine inspection, the EO found several broken seals on the sewage treatment plant. An investigation revealed that 12
seals were broken during monthly routine maintenance but the seals were not replaced. Nine seals were found and replaced;
however three, seals could not be found.
Seals or LocksFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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CAM-000457/4/2017Carnival Ecstasy312 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from an air conditioning system due to a faulty pipe. The pipe was repaired and the system was
put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas312_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000467/5/2017Carnival Splendor260 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from various provision systems due to general age-related deterioration. The systems were refilled
and was put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas260_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000427/6/2017Carnival ElationOn July 6, 2017, the United States Coast Guard issued an inspection report detailing a deficiency relating to MARPOL 1973/78
Annex 1, Regulation 14.7. The ship’s crew were unable to demonstrate the proper operation of the alarm arrangement on the OCM
(TD170) fitted to the OWS that is used to indicate when the oil content exceeds 15 parts per million. Additionally, the inspection
report requires that the ships IOPPC "Form A" be amended to reflect a maximum throughput of 2.0m3/hour in the event that we
can’t demonstrate that the crew are trained and able to show the proper operation of the alarm during the next US port of call.
OCM
Training
FALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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011_2017-QM7/6/2017Cunard Queen Mary 2The bowl on the forward OWS failed. The equipment was stopped and isolated. The root cause of the failure is under
investigation.
OWS/WhiteboxFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
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05-2017.27/7/2017HAL KoningsdamTwo ships in the Holland America Line fleet, Koningsdam and Noordam, were requested to temporarily assign EO duties to a
second engineer (non-watch standing) with the onboard EO. Both Engineers were planned to attend the EO training when they
disembarked. The temporary assignment was made on each ship on July 2, 2017, to cover an unplanned gap in EO coverage until a
replacement could be sent onboard. This was approved shore side without reference to the applicable requirements of the ECP or
the internal procedure, ENV-1008. The ships were directed on July 7, 2017, to reassign the EO duties to the Staff Captain, Chief
Engineer, or another senior non-watch standing officer, as required pursuant to the ECP.
TrainingFALSE
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17-R0720-40-00017/7/2017PCL Island PrincessOn July 7, 2017, the Island Princess's smoke emissions exceeded the 20% opacity limit imposed by the applicable Alaska Air
Quality Control Regulations while the vessel was moored in Ketchikan. Princess Cruise Lines actively cooperated and conferred
with the ADEC during the weeks following this incident and concluded that the exceedance was caused by the vessel's burning
marine oil gas while the EGCS was not properly running. There were no upsets with the combustion sources. Princess Cruise
Lines received a Notice related to this occurrence on December 1, 2017.
Not ApplicableKetchikan, Alaska portTRUEEGCS
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012_2017-OR7/8/2017P&O OrianaWhile alongside in Palermo, Italy, an unknown quantity of chlorinated recreational pool water was discharged due to a faulty
pump valve.
Not ApplicablePalermo, Italy portFALSEchlorinated recreational pool waterDumping
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002_2017-TP7/8/2017PCL Star PrincessTwo ships in the Holland America Line fleet, Koningsdam and Noordam, were requested to temporarily assign EO duties to a
second engineer (non-watch standing) with the onboard EO. Both Engineers were planned to attend the EO training when they
disembarked. The temporary assignment was made on each ship on July 2, 2017, to cover an unplanned gap in EO coverage until a
replacement could be sent onboard. This was approved shore side without reference to the applicable requirements of the ECP or
the internal procedure, ENV-1008. The ships were directed on July 7, 2017, to reassign the EO duties to the Staff Captain, Chief
Engineer, or another senior non-watch standing officer, as required pursuant to the ECP.
Not ApplicableFALSE
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CAM-000487/9/2017Carnival Dream260 kg [sic] leaked from a provision system due to a cracked pipe. The pipe was repaired and was put back in service.RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas260_kgRefrigerant
77
CAM-000497/9/2017
PCL Caribbean Princess
During tendering in South Queensferry, Scotland, a tender engine in operation had a defective fuel pump resulting in a minor oil
sheen on the water. The engine was stopped, the tender was recovered, and the fault was repaired.
Lifeboat/TenderSouth Queensferry, Scotland portFALSEoil sheenminorDumping
78
CAM-000507/10/2017HAL ZuiderdamA hydraulic oil leak was found on the forward davit arm of a lifeboat. The lifeboat has been taken out of service pending the
investigation and repair.
Lifeboat/TenderFALSEoil
79
CAM-000517/10/2017Carnival Magic413 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a refrigeration system due to a crack in the main line. The pipe was repaired and the system
put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas413_kgRefrigerant
80
CAM-000527/11/2017Carnival Fantasy307 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from an air conditioning system due to a corroded pipe. The pipe was repaired and the system put
back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas307_kgRefrigerant
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CAM-000537/13/2017Carnival ParadiseWhile underway, after exiting US Vessel General Permit waters but within the North America ECA area, the ship burned HFO for
approx. 40 minutes until the changeover to MGO was completed.
Voyage PlanningU.S. watersTRUEHFO40_minutes40EGCS
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025_2017-PR7/13/2017Carnival PrideWhile anchored at Half Moon Cay (within the Bahamas Archipelagic Baseline), a plastic bin containing a plastic bag and non-
comminuted food waste fell into the sea due to it being not properly secured to a pallet. Incident occurred when one local tender
was transferring back to ship the food waste generated on the island. Half Moon Cay does not have a waste facility and hence all
food waste that is generated on the island by the ships guest are brought back on board to be disposed of by the ship. The plastic
bin, waste bag, and some food waste was recovered but approximately 15 pounds of food waste could not be recovered.
Not ApplicableHalf Moon Cay, Bahamas portTRUEfood waste15_poundsDumping
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CAM-000827/13/2017Carnival Splendor260 kg of non-ODS refrigerant gas leaked from an air conditioning system due to a failure of a discharge valve. The valve was
replaced and the system put back in service.
RefrigerantsFALSEnon-ODS refrigerant gas260_kgRefrigerant
84
003_2017-AD7/14/2017P&O AdoniaWhile alongside in Southampton, UK, discharging sludge, the hose connected to the tanker failed causing approx. 20 liters of oil
sludge to spill onto the ship and into the harbor. Absorbent booms, pads, and other materials were used to clean up the oil and
prevent the oil from spreading. The Port Authority was notified and the waste vendor assisted with the cleanup.
Not ApplicableSouthampton, UK portTRUEoil sludge20_litersDumping
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019_2017-SL7/15/2017Carnival SplendorTreated black water was potentially discharged inside Bahamas baseline due to accidentally opening the overboard discharge
valve. The valve was closed within 10 minutes. Compliance verification was done with the fleet in June 2017 regarding the proper
understanding of the Bahamian baseline and associated discharge restrictions. This incident was caused by a separate human error
and not a fundamental misunderstanding of the baseline restrictions.
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUEsewageDumping
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CAM-000547/16/2017Carnival Valor260 kg of refrigerant gas leaked from a refrigeration system due to ship vibrations. The system was repaired and put back in
service.
RefrigerantsFALSErefrigerant gas260_kgRefrigerant
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020_2017-FS7/17/2017Carnival FascinationDuring the review of the bilge system, a discrepancy was found between the actual and the approved design layout of the system.
An actual design layout drawing will be completed.
Not ApplicableFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
88
CAM-000557/17/2017Carnival GloryA missing seal was found on the vacuum line of the sewage treatment plant. An investigation revealed the seal was accidently
broken but not noticed by engine personnel. The seal was replaced and the system put back in service.
Seals or LocksFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
89
CAM-000567/17/2017PCL Star PrincessWhile underway, recreational water was discharged overboard due to electrical failure.Not ApplicableFALSErecreational waterDumping
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014_2017-VI7/18/2017Carnival VictoryDuring maintenance checks, it was noted that the ship was missing original hardcopy fuel bunker delivery notes between July
2014 and January 2017. Ship has electronic copies of the bunker notes contained in InfoShip. Search on board to find missing
folder has not recovered the original documents.
RecordkeepingFALSEMissing Records
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028_2017-NA7/18/2017HAL Nieuw AmsterdamWhile alongside in Skagway, Alaska, a full blackout occurred during an emergency shutdown system test. Incorrect procedural
instructions were found in the job description of AMOS. Power was recovered quickly.
Not ApplicableSkagway, Alaska portFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
92
CAM-000197/19/2017PCL - Various Vessels2 PCL ships that likely won’t meet the July 19, 2017, deadline to have accurate and class approved drawings onboard.Not ApplicableFALSEMissing Records
93
021_2017-MA7/19/2017HAL Maasdam
The ship sailed in an air emission control area for 45 minutes running an engine on HFO due to the EGCS being accidentally
stopped. Three DGs running during the approach and arrival into Charlottetown. Two DGs were running on MGO (DG1 and
DG3) and one generator was running on HFO (DG5) with EGCS in operation. Although not required, in order to keep the system
running and flushing, the EGCS on DG 3 was also running. Shortly before ‘red manning’ status for arrival, the scrubber of DG 3
was shut down to enable cleaning of the sea chest. Due to an internal communication error, the scrubber of DG5 (on HFO) was
accidentally shut down as well. Between 07:44 and 08:26, DG 5 was running on HFO without the scrubber in operation. DG1 and
DG3 were in operation on MGO at all times. As soon as it was identified that the EGCS for DG5 had been shut down (DG5 still
on HFO) the ship changed over from DG5 to DG4. DG4 was already operating on MGO. As soon as the DG4 was on the board,
DG5 was stopped. That all happened while maneuvering on arrival in Charlottetown.
EGCS
Voyage Planning
Charlottetown, Canada watersTRUEHFO45_minutesEGCS
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016_2017-EC7/21/2017Carnival Ecstasy
The ship sailed in an air emission control area for nearly two hours with an engine running on HFO. The EGCS had automatically
shut down due to water in the sensor. The Engineer On Watch acknowledged the alarm, but did not realize the significance of the
issue and did not investigate. Subsequently, email was received from MST2 Marcus Thompson, USCG Sector Charleston
Prevention, asking for relevant info about the issue, so he was replied back with all detailed info about the same. Thereafter, on
July 22, 2017, around 12:30 pm, USCG MST1 Dan Mitchell, boarded the vessel and enquired about the same. The Master, Chief,
and EO provided the same information. Mr Mitchell gave a Port state control inspection report Form A and Form B, indicating the
following: Action taken: 16 (a,c). The report requests an audit from Recognized Organization ( Lloyd’s ) for this issue with given
time frame of 14 days from today.
EGCS
Voyage Planning
TRUEHFO2_hours120EGCS
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436337/22/2017Costa Luminosa
On July 22, 2017, the OLCM for Costa Group (Costa Crociere and AIDA Cruises), Alessandro Bertorello, was informed by his
Environmental Compliance Manager, Alessandro Pugliaro, that there may be an issue with recent training records on the Costa
Luminosa. When Alessandro Pugliaro embarked the Costa Luminosa on July 22, 2017, for a one week visit he was informed by
the disembarking EO (EO), Giulia Facelli, and her replacement, Stefano Incao, that records of a training session that allegedly
took place on June 6, 2017 may have been falsified. The training in question was allegedly held by the EO onboard at the time,
Marcio Goncalves. The training session records showed several pages of signatures confirming attendance. Since notification of
this issue, multiple interviews have been conducted with those onboard, who have confirmed that they never took part in the
alleged training and that the signatures are not theirs.
Training
Recordkeeping
Falsification
FALSEFalsifying Records
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018_2017-SP
021_2017-SP
07-2017
7/22/2017Carnival SpiritOn July 22, 2017, it was brought to the attention of the shore side environmental operations team via email from the EO that the
Carnival Spirit had not been recording the periodic maintenance of the OCMs in the ORB since April 19, 2017. Periodic
maintenance of the OCMs is recorded and visible in PMS, but not in the ORB.
All PMS Entries are available in infoship
Oil Record Book
Recordkeeping
FALSEMissing Records
97
027_2017-VE7/22/2017HAL VeendamThe critical control units of the OCMs and waste water treatment plants are displaying error messages and need repair or
replacement. There are currently no spare units on the ship. During routine, reoccurring maintenance, the spare PLC was inspected
and found to be malfunctioning (60 monthly, AMOS job #TESTPLC001). The PLC currently installed is operational and
functioning correctly.
OCMFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
98
015_2017-VITA7/23/2017AIDAvitaWhile underway, the flow pressure rate of the OWS was low due to the outlet piping being too small in diameter.
The Chief Engineer of AIDAvita reported that the newly installed Westfalia oil filtering equipment worked at a lower flow rate
(2m3/h) than the one the system should work at (5m3/h) when discharging overboard.
Flow rate in recirculation mode was not affected; therefore, the issue was attributed to the overboard piping diameter. No pollution
or MARPOL violation involved
OWS/WhiteboxFALSE
Missing/Broken Parts
99
017_2017-VS7/23/2017Carnival Vista
Carnival Vista while returning to Miami sailing through Bahamas Channel accidently discharged Comminuted Food Waste and
Treated Black Water (AWPS) inside Bahamas Base Line. Approximate quantity of the Food Waste discharge was 4.0 m3 and
Black Water from AWPS was 100 M3. Crew was aware of baseline issue, properly planned and briefed multiple times; human
error by watch officer in authorizing discharge.
When the Officer on Watch realized the mistake, he immediately stopped all discharge operations and self-reported. Compliance
verification was done with the fleet in June regarding the proper understanding of the Bahamian baseline and associated discharge
restrictions. This incident was caused by a separate human error and not a fundamental misunderstanding of the baseline
restrictions.
Voyage PlanningBahamas watersTRUEsewage, food waste100_cubic_meters, 4_cubic_metersDumping
100
032_2017-MI7/23/2017Carnival MiracleDuring a review of the ORB, it was noted that entries for periodic maintenance were not recorded. A meeting was held to discuss
and clarify the requirements with the Engineer Officers. Entries for performed maintenance to bilge equipment were not recorded
in ORB as per company procedures and ECP requirements. PMS was performed and recorded in InfoShip; however, additional
entries in the ORB as required by the ECP were not made.
Oil Record Book
Recordkeeping
FALSEMissing Records
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