The largest cruise line, Carnival, filed suit last week against the companies involved in the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. In the suit filed in New Orleans, Carnival is seeking “unspecified damages.” The suit states: “that it serves ports in Florida, Alabama, Texas and Louisiana and uses the Gulf of Mexico to transport guests and ship crew to several ports worldwide.” The ships involved are the gulf bases Triumph and Elation. The damages are claimed to include:Increased fuel cost (due to additional distance said to avoid the oil), additional cleaning costs (to manually scrub the oil off the ships hull), and loss of revenue and bookings(as no one wanted to travel to the area.).
The exact firms in the lawsuit are BP Exploration and Production, BP America Production, Cameron International Corp., Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Energy Services.
Does this go too far, or does Carnival have a legit claim here?
source Sun Sentinel