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

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

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

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

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