IMCA responds to congressional advancement of U.S. Crewing legislation

On March 29, 2022 the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation – H.R. 6728 – that included a provision in Section 518 – as the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) previously reported – that would impose burdensome new citizenship-based restrictions on crews of foreign flag vessels that work on offshore energy projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). 

This provision would require mariners on foreign flagged vessels operating on the OCS be either U.S. citizens,...

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