It is the policy of YAZOO RIVER TOWING to comply with all
Federal, State and Local pollution laws and regulations. The laws
and regulations prohibit the placement of any pollutant including
trash, plastics (includes leaving line or lock line scraps), garbage,
discarded food, oil, bilge slop, waste oil, oily bilge water, used
filters, oily rags, bio-hazard waste or untreated sewage into the
Nothing is to be discharged from or thrown overboard from a
YAZOO RIVER TOWING vessel except gray water or properly
treated sanitary water from a properly operating USCG certified
Marine Sanitation Device (MSD). Pumping of bilge oil, oily bilge
water, or other vessel waste at any time or place, except at
approved locations using methods set forth below is strictly
prohibited and constitutes a violation of this policy.
No person may intentionally drain oil or hazardous material into the
bilge of a towing vessel from any source.
Violations of any of the prohibitions listed above could subject the
employee violating the prohibition to disciplinary action including
discharge, and may subject both the employee and the company to
criminal prosecution and/or civil penalties.
Each towing vessels must be capable of preventing all oil spills
from reaching the water during transfers by:
*Pre-closing the scuppers/freeing ports, if the vessel is
* Using fixed or portable containment of sufficient
capacity to contain the most likely spill; or
*Pre-deploying sorbent material on the deck around
vents and fills.