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MSIB: COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change-1

The Coast Guard has published Change 1 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 02-21 to provide updated guidance on the requirement for wearing masks on commercial vessels in Executive Order (13998) issued by the President on January 21, 2021.

Change-1 to this MSIB reflects the inclusion of sea ports, provides additional information on applicability for mask wear in the marine transportation system and includes links to Coast Guard and CDC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages.

Additional guidance can be found at the Coast Guard FAQ web page.

For information about this document, mariners can contact the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20593 at  

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official publications, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These publications remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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