Intransit Fumigation Acceptable Tween Deckers

Any tween deck vessel that provides official documents describing it as a Flush or Freedom Mark II type is acceptable for intransit fumigation under the FGIS "Fumigation Handbook" and does not need any special letter from FGIS. Some requests for a letter (citing tender requirement) are still being received.

The following list of acceptable tween deckers is not all-inclusive. It only covers the specific vessels that we have reviewed. For more information regarding this list or if you have any other fumigation related questions contact Robert Dorman at 816-659-8411; robert.j.dorman@usda.gov

The CLEVELAND is an old style tween deck vessel that is approved on a voyage-by-voyage basis, provided, the letter of temporary approval is followed completely. Each field office manager has received a copy of this letter.

Bulk Carrier Type Configuration

ADVANTAGE
BREMER FRAGGE
INFINITE WISDOM
NOBLE STAR
GREEN WAVE
VIRGINIAN
DANIELLA
BBC JAPAN

Flush Tween Type

LARIDEA
FREYA/TORM FREYA
MOHEGAN PRINCESS
YACU RUNA
SILVERFJORD
CAPTAIN P
PIONEER SKY
IBN BASSAM
LOUIS
IBN AL ATHEER
AXION I
CRIMMITSCHAU
FASILECARE
TOLTECA
KENT FOREST
STAMATINA P
FALCON 1
IRIS K
ANNA K
LORETTA D
EVI
XIANG AN CHENG
BAO AN CHENG
ELBRUS

Freedom Mark II Type

ALAM TENGGRIRI
EXPRESS PRUDENCE
ALAM TEGAS
EXPRESS PATRIOT
EFDIM JUNIOR
ANANGEL VICTORY
IBERIAN CONFIDENCE
ANDROS ISLAND
EXPRESS PARTIZON
ANANGEL SKY
MYRA
ADORIAN (Ex-SOLITAIRE I)

Multipurpose

This new type vessel has movable pontoon/partitions in the holds. It is a cross between a bulk carrier and a tween decker, but is considered a bulk carrier:

GRJA C
MARGRETE C
JAN DLUGOSZ
ONEGO RUNNER
MARUBA ACONCAGUA
MARUBA PETROHUE
OCEAN ATLAS
OCEAN TITAN
EVI|
KURT PAUL
PAC ATHENA
BELUGA ENDEAVOR
PAC ALKAID
PAC ALTAIR

Bulker/Tween Type Similar to Multipurpose Type

THOR SAILOR
JUTHA VASANA
ALGOA BAY
IVAN PAPANIN

Modified RO/RO (car carrier)

GLOBAL PATRIOT (ex-BUFFALO SOLDIER) - upper tween deck will need partitions installed if used.
TSGT JOHN A CHAPMAN - providing fumigation tubing, temporary bulkhead timbers, sheeting, and sealing are in place, as needed, prior to loading.

Traditional Tweens No Longer Approved for Special Testing

ASKOY EGE
CRIMMITSCHAU
LUMEN
FATHULKHAIR
GULF CHAMPION
THEOFANO II
CAPE MORETON
AURORA II

Not Approved (Pending Modifications/Additional Review)

GLOBAL SPIRIT (Global Container Lines)
MAERSK CONSTELLATION (Maersk Line)
ANJA (Muller Shipping)

Publication Date: 
12/18