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Update to Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities Frequently Asked Questions

The Office of Port and Facility Compliance added new FAQs to the Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities: Frequently Asked Questions, which were originally published June 13, 2019.

Seafarers’ Shore Access: Important dates to remember

Each facility owner or operator must implement a system for providing access through the facility that enables individuals to transit to and from a moored vessel in accordance with guidelines found in the Code of Federal Regulations.

MSIB 06-19: Seafarer’s Access to Maritime Facilities

The Office of Port and Facility Compliance posted a Marine Safety Information Bulletin to summarize the requirements and timeline for MTSA-regulated maritime facilities to implement a system providing seafarers, pilots, and representatives of seamen’s welfare and labor organizations access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate, in a timely manner and at no cost to the seafarer or other individuals. The MSIB does not provide any new information, but we are sharing it for the convenience of our readers.

Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities: Frequently Asked Questions

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The Office of Port and Facility Compliance has compiled the most frequently asked questions received from both facility owners/operators and Coast Guard marine inspectors, in order to assist facilities comply with 33 CFR §105.237, Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities regulation.

4/1/2019: Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities Final Rule published

Under this rule, each owner or operator of a maritime facility regulated by the Coast Guard is required to implement a system providing seafarers, pilots, and representatives of seamen’s welfare and labor organizations access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate, in a timely manner and at no cost to the seafarer or other individuals.

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