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Notice to Readers Availability of Summary of Sanitation Inspections of International Cruise Ships

Every cruise ship coming into a U.S. port that has an international itinerary and carries 13 or more passengers is inspected semiannually by CDC. A ship's inspection score is published every 2 weeks in the Summary of Sanitation Inspections of International Cruise Ships (i.e., the "Green Sheet"). A ship's level of sanitation is acceptable if its score is 86% or higher.

The Green Sheet is available through Internet,; the CDC Fax Information Service, telephone (404) 332-4565 (request document number 510051); or CDC's National Center for Environmental Health, Vessel Sanitation Program, Room 107, 1015 North America Way, Miami, FL 33132; telephone (305) 536-4307; fax (305) 536-4528.

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