MARPOL-List of Ports and Terminals Holding Certificates of Adequacy for Reception Facilities
The Coast Guard announces the electronic publication of lists of all U.S. ports and terminals holding valid Certificates of Adequacy (COAs). COAs are issued as evidence that a U.S. terminal or port meets the requirements of Annexes I, II, and V of the 1978 Protocol to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78). The Coast Guard expects that greater knowledge of these facilities will reduce discharge of oil, noxious liquid substances, and garbage into the marine environment.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the U.S. 1 Bridge, across the Housatonic River, mile 3.5, at Stratford, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation, only one of the two moveable bascule spans will be opened for the passage of vessel traffic. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.