Issues & Advocacy


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Contact your Member of Congress and urge support for critical vessel discharges legislation

The maritime industry relies on the U.S. Coast Guard for standards.

AWO strongly supports the Jones Act, the foundation of the domestic maritime industry.

America’s waterways are vital links for the safe, reliable and efficient movement of freight.

Ensuring the safety of our industry’s vessels is one of AWO’s top priorities.

AWO supports high standards of security that do not impose undue cost and administrative burdens on mariners.

Vessel operators need congressional enactment of a uniform national standard for vessel discharges.