Yukon, Alaska protest proposed U.S. cruise ship rule

(WHITEHORSE, Yukon) — Provincial tourism officials are asking the Canadian government to object to a proposed U.S. rule that would require foreign-flagged cruise ships that travel to Alaska to call at a non-U.S. port for at least 48 hours, the Canadian Broadcasting Co. reported. Alaska officials want their state to be exempted from the new rule, which then would apply mainly to Hawaii cruises. Yukon officials worry that fewer cruise ships along the Alaska coast would hurt their province’s tourism industry.
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By Professional Mariner Staff