The Coast Guard has published Change 7 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20 to provide updated guidance on the suspension of entry of nonimmigrants from India.
MTS workers continue to fulfill critical role during COVID-19 pandemic
RDML Richard V. Timme, USCG
Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy highlights the importance of MTS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in a letter to industry.
Policy Letter: Foreign Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued Policy Letter 21-02 “Foreign
Passenger Vessel Examination COVID-19 Guidance” to provide guidance to the Cruise Ship National
Center of Expertise and Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection on Coast Guard examination requirements
for all foreign cruise ships seeking to resume suspended operations within U.S. ports due to the COVID-
MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 3)
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 3) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations – Change 3” to provide updates to TWIC Reader Rule implementation and enforcement.
Mask requirement for persons aboard vessels
The Coast Guard continues to work closely with the CDC for maritime related issues and confirmed with the CDC that the CDC requirements in Marine Safety Information Bulletin
(MISB) 02-21 Change 1 remains the most current guidance.