• ITVI.USA
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    75.400
    0.5%
  • OTLT.USA
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    -0.011
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  • OTRI.USA
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  • OTVI.USA
    15,331.810
    75.820
    0.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
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    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
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    0.130
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  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
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    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
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    6.4%
  • WAIT.USA
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    -1.000
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  • ITVI.USA
    15,360.600
    75.400
    0.5%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.768
    -0.011
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.410
    -0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,331.810
    75.820
    0.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
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Coast Guard to help U.S.-flag ships meet MARPOL requirements

Coast Guard to help U.S.-flag ships meet MARPOL requirements

   The U.S. Coast Guard said it “plans to assist qualified U.S.-flag vessels in demonstrating compliance” with new MARPOL vessel sanitation requirements that go into effect Sept. 27.

   The United States is not a party to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78), Annex IV, intended to reduce pollution by sewage from ships.

   However, “failure of a U.S.-flagged vessel to have the appropriate certificate or a document stating shipboard equivalency to the MARPOL 73/78 Annex IV (rules) could result in a port state detention abroad,” the Coast Guard said in a statement.

   “To facilitate commerce and reduce confusion, the Coast Guard plans to issue a Flag State document to demonstrate equivalent compliance for eligible vessels,” the statement said. For more information, contact Lt. Commander Brian Downey in the Coast Guard’s office of compliance, (202) 267-2735.

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