A strip club housed in an old crab fishing boat docked off the coast of Alaska is in trouble for allegedly dumping all their waste into the ocean.
The owners of The Wild Alaskan, Darren Byler and Kimberly Riedel-Byler, are pleading not guilty to their charges, which include breaking the federal Refuse Act.
The two have been in trouble before for going over capacity on the ship, and they recently had their liquor license revoked.
GoErie.com reports that salmonella has been confirmed as the cause of the gastrointestinal illness that sickened 26 of 42 crew members of the U.S. Flagship Niagara while in Cleveland (right, not exactly as shown).
Most of the crew members are feeling well enough for a Great Lakes tour to Duluth, Minn.; Green Bay, Wis.; and Chicago, said Bill Sutton, executive director of the Flagship Niagara League, the ship’s fundraising arm.
Ouest France reports that during the night between Friday and Saturday, the passengers on a school charter bus originating in Lot and traveling on the highway between Le Mans and Tours were stricken with malaise (they barfed a lot).
The bus stopped in Dissay-sous-Courcillon and several emergency vehicles were deployed around 2 a.m. Thirty-nine people, of which six were chaperons, were hospitalized in Le Mans. Twenty-two children were victims of food poisoning. At 10 a.m. Saturday, only one girl was still kept for observation.
There aren’t enough castles with moats.
At least not anymore.
But Cardiff Castle in Wales, which dates back to 3rd century Romans, has a lovely moat constructed by the Normans to fend off the locals as they pillaged their way across what is now the U.K.
The food has been uneventful, all of it served piping hot as the Brits suffer through their worst snow and cold in 30 years. To watch the constant news and weather reports on BBC 1, BBC 2, BBC 4, and Sky News – there is one movie channel that seems to feature bad 1980s American fare – and read the newspaper accounts, the country is in chaos and everything has been shut for at least two days.
We drove from Cardiff to Manchester when people were told to stay off the roads and it was completely uneventful, what with the couple of inches of snow. Guess they aren’t used to that around here.
Some attempted to escape the weather, only to end up barfing.
USA Today today reports that Britain’s Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has ordered an early end to a cruise to the Canary Islands after a massive outbreak of what is believed to be norovirus.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports at least 289 of 795 passengers on Fred Olsen’s Boudicca this week have been struck down by the illness. At 36% of passengers, it’s one of the most widespread outbreaks of a norovirus-like illness recorded on a cruise ship in years. Even the worst outbreaks of norovirus rarely spread beyond 10% of passengers.
The outbreak, moreover, is the third in a row for the ship and comes as another Fred Olsen vessel, the Balmoral, also struggles with a major outbreak of norovirus-like illness — it’s third in a year.