He is to appear in criminal court for "violating fuel standards" during vessel’s call at Marseille on March 29, 2018.
The cruise ship used heavy fuel oil with 1,68% of sulfur, which exceeds the 1.5% limit.
The Captain is to be arrested when P&O Azura will call the French port next time and will face a 1-year imprisonment along with EUR 200,000 fine. The captain has already admitted the “crime”.
For other MS Azura accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.