Foreign vessels operating in United States waters are subject to inspection under Title 46 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) Chapter 33. Reciprocity is accorded to vessels of countries that are parties to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). In addition, certain provisions of the pollution prevention and navigation safety regulations (33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 154-156 and 164, respectively) apply to foreign vessels operating in the United States waters.
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
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