Carnival plans to repay the U.S. government for responding to the disabled Carnival 'Triumph' and 'Splendor' cruise ships, which left thousands of passengers stranded for days.
Gerald Herbert / AP / File
Carnival Corp. said Monday it will repay the U.S. government an unspecified amount for the costs to taxpayers of responses to disabling accidents on its Triumph and Splendor cruise ships, both of which left thousands of passengers stranded at sea for days.
The world's largest cruise line company said the payments were being made voluntarily to the U.S. Treasury Department and that no government agency had requested reimbursement for either accident.
But Carnival had come under pressure from U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who was highly critical last week of Carnival's indirect responses to his inquiries about its willingness to pay.