ICV solidaire de Venise expresses its condemnation of the refusal of cruise passengers to recognize the limits of the Venice lagoon system and the impact of their ships.
– Jamie Barnett
LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – International Cruise Victims, Inc. stands in solidarity with the Venetian protest against large cruise ships
On June 5 in Venice (Italy), citizens will come together to protest – once again – against the arrival of the MSC Orchestra by occupying the edge of the canal and the waters on the ship’s route with a long, loud and fun street party. organized by the Comitato No Grand Navi.
The return of this vessel, more than double the legal limit for the Venice Lagoon, and others scheduled until November, to the UNESCO World Heritage site comes despite a new high-profile Italian law that promised to ‘prevent large cruise ships from even entering the lagoon that surrounds the city.
In Venice, sustainable jobs and a wider range of territorial interests are being sacrificed to a cruise industry that causes economic and environmental damage. The safety risks illustrated by the MSC Opera crash in June 2019, as well as the numerous reports of COVID 19 cases among cruise passengers and crew that have also spread to communities associated with cruise ports of call, are also critical.
International Cruise Victims Inc., (ICV) stands in solidarity with the people of Venice and we express our condemnation of the refusal of cruise lines to recognize the limits of the delicate Venice lagoon system and the environmental impact of their ships.
ICV, was established in 2006 with the aim of increasing the safety and protection of passengers, crew and communities from victimization by the cruise industry through our work with the required agencies and organizations also dedicated to improvement / increased Justice.
For decades, the business model of the mainstream cruise industry increasingly depended on larger ships, heavily polluting fuels, ocean spills, abusive employment practices, insecure supply chains. and circumvention of labor, tax, environmental and criminal laws. Cruise ships not only continue to endanger the social, cultural, economic, health and environmental quality of port communities, but they also endanger the human rights, safety and security of their passengers and crew.
We all deserve and need cleaner air and water. At ICV, we support and support the citizens of Venice in their desire to live in healthier and more resilient communities. ICV also stands for fair and equitable wages and working conditions for workers. We also want to protect wildlife and mitigate climate change. ICV is a global organization aligned with the values of health, safety, security, conservation and fairness.
Learn more about the history of ICV and its ongoing efforts to increase safety regulations, public education and victim support for cruise ship passengers and crew by going to: www.internationalcruisevictims.org
MEDIA CONTACTS: Jamie Barnett, President of ICV +1 818-355-6462 (mobile) Los Angeles, CA.
[email protected] Also a member of GCAN – Global Cruise Activists Network – [email protected]
See also Jane da Mosto, member of GCAN, Venice, Italy +39 3488954642 and [email protected]
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