During my time living in Key West and the Florida Keys, 2000-2018, I heard stories of offshore fishermen coming across large patches of food wastes and raw sewerage floating on the ocean.
The beaches in Key West and the rest of the Florida Keys frequently display warnings that the water was contaminated with fecal bacteria.
* Limit the number of people disembarking from cruise ships to 1,500 a day
* Limit the capacity of ships that can call at Key West to 1,300 people* Give priority to ships with the best environmental and health safety records.
“cleaner” was to be measured two ways:
* By a ship’s scores by the Vessel Sanitation Program from the Centers for Disease Control.* By its records of environmental violations.