Related Documents

Note the latest in Coast Guard extension mentioned in the August President's Report on our Shipping Documentation page linked below.

SUP Shipping Documentation Reference page

See also the latest CDC recommendations for ships mentioned in the August President's Report on our COVID-19 reference page linked below. 

SUP COVID-19 Reference page

Other documents related to the President's Report are listed below.

SUP Bulletin on APL Agreement October 2020

SUP Bulletin on APL RTS Agreement Renewal October 2020


Joint Maritime Union Letter to Members on APL restriction settlement


Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi from Maritime Labor on Emergency MSP Funding


U.S. maritime labor recently came together in a unified statement intended for members, but also notifying industry and government of our ongoing COVID related concerns and demands. Here is an excerpt and the full letter is linked at the end. 


It has become increasingly apparent the COVID-19 crisis is not going away anytime soon. Our members aboard ships in distant waters as well as aboard vessels of all types in inland waters remain in grave danger and the global supply chain is at risk.

Despite continuous appeals for meaningful assistance from both maritime labor and U.S.-flag vessel operators, the federal government has not mandated enforceable standards of shipboard health and safe operations. Further, our advocacy for a consistent, reliable, and rapid testing regimen for mariners remains without definitive support. As the supply chain and military security of the country are becoming increasingly at risk, we have demanded a more active role of government in support of mariners.

Each shipowner/operator has established its own diverging policies and protocol, and they vary greatly from employer to employer, even from ship to ship depending on shipboard culture. In the absence of uniform and government-enforced protocol during vessel in-port time with such critical evolutions as cargo operations, vendor/contractor access and shipyard repairs remain essentially unregulated and haphazard. This is a...

Unified Message from Maritime Labor on COVID-19 Shipboard Operations