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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Who is essential for sustaining the movement of sea freight?

Port of Palm Beach

The United States Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin detailing the identification of essential maritime critical infrastructure workers. 

The following personnel are essential for sustaining the continuous flow of maritime commerce: 

• Merchant mariners

• Federal and state pilots

• Stevedores, longshoremen, and line handlers

• Representatives of seafarers’ welfare and labor organizations

• Marine consultants, naval architects, marine exchanges, surveyors and shipyard workers

 • Classification Society and Recognized Organization surveyors and auditors

 • Vessel owners, operators, shipping agents and marine dispatchers

• Technical representatives and contractors

 • Bridge operators and bridge repair personnel

 • Lock and Dam operators and workers

• Lighthouse servicing and repair personnel

 • Commercial barge fleeting facility personnel

 • Equipment, cargo, crane and dredging operators

 • Truck drivers, launch/tug/towing operators and other intermodal transportation workers

 • Vendors and ship chandlers providing ship services, husbandry and provisions

 • Federal & State Agency personnel (e.g., Coast Guard, Customs and Boarder Protection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Army Corps of Engineers, local health & safety organizations) 


Read MSIB 3-27-2020
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