Carnival Files Lawsuit Over Deepwater Horizon Spill

carnival sues over deepwater horizon oil spill

Associated Press

Carnival Corporation has filed a lawsuit against the owners, operators and manufacturers of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded last April, seeking damages incurred as a result of the spill.

The cruise operator filed with the U.S. District Court in New Orleans April 20, and is seeking unspecified damages--exactly one year after the explosion.

Carnival wants to recover costs endured by the company due to rising fuel prices, vessel cleaning and loss of revenue and bookings, reports Breaking Travel News.

Carnival is seeking a jury trial.

Also included in the suit were claims against BP, Cameron International, Transocean and other companies involved in the disaster.

Cameron International manufactured a blowout preventer, which was blamed for not averting the catastrophe. Transocean owned the oil rig.

BP is also suing the two companies.

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