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World Yacht Cruises 29-Aug-01

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

New York District
Food & Drug Administration
158-15 Liberty Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11433

WARNING LETTER
CERTIFIED MAIL
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
August 29, 2001
REF: NYK-2001-118

Mr. August Ceradini
President
World Yacht Cruises
Pier 81 West 41st Street
New York, New York 10036

Dear Mr. Ceradini:

During an August 2,2001 inspection of your vessel and vessel watering point at Pier 83, New York, New York, our investigator observed violations of the Public Health Service Act and implementing regulations for the Control of Communicable Diseases and Interstate Conveyance Sanitation (Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 1240 and 1250).

At the conclusion of the inspection, our investigator presented to Gus N. Markou, Director of Marine Operations, a list of Inspectional Observations, Form FDA 483, the Inspection Summary-Vessel Watering Point Sanitation, Form FDA 2521, the Inspection Summary-Vessel Sanitation, Form FDA 2432, and Food Service Establishment Inspection Report, Form FDA 2420. The findings were discussed with him.

The following deviation was found relating to the watering point:

1. There is no backflow prevention device in the line leading to the hydrant outlet (Item # 5 on Form FDA 2521).

The above violation is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of deficiencies which may exist. As a result of this inspection, a "Provisional" classification has been assigned to the watering point for a period of thirty (30) days at which time a reinspection will be conducted. If significant improvement has not been made at that time, a "Not Approved" classification will be justified.

Although the vessel inspected, Princess, has been classified acceptable, correction of the related inspectional observations should be completed promptly.

You should take prompt action to correct these violation. It is your responsibility to ensure that all requirements of the Public Health Service Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder are being met. You should notify this office in writing within fifteen(15) working days of the receipt of this letter, of the specific steps you have taken to correct the noted violation.

Your reply should be sent to Laurence D. Daurio, Compliance Officer, at the above address. Mr. Daurio can be reached at (718) 340-7000, ext. 5585.

Sincerely,

Robert L. Hart

Acting District Director