Holland America denies that Mass. beach sewage came from its ship

NAHANT, Mass.) — The Holland America cruise line said the sewage and other waste that washed ashore on a Massachusetts beach is probably not from one of its ships, the Cruise Critic website reported. Garbage including a room tag from the MS Maasdam was found on the beach, and local officials said the materials were in a form that resembled the type of macerated waste that would be ground up in a ship's holding tank. Holland America said it obeys environmental rules and is checking into the town's theory.

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By Professional Mariner Staff