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Maritime Contact Information

Dept. of Transportation Operator (Personnel Locator) - (202) 366-4000

Mailing Address
U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration
West Building
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Press Inquiries and Publications
Office of Public Affairs
(202) 366-5067  

** Standard business hours for public queries are weekdays from 8am – 5pm ET. If you are a member of the press and have an urgent matter outside of these hours, please include this information in the subject line of an email to (for example, “Subject: URGENT//Press Query on….) for priority response.

Congressional Inquiries
Office of Congressional Affairs 
(504) 218-6522 

Freedom of Information Act Service Center
Toll Free: (800) 996-2723, then press “0”
Regular Rate: (202) 366-2666 or  

NDRF/RRF Operations
(Sealift Operations and Emergency Response)
(202) 366-8211 or 

MARAD Departments

Office of Ports & Waterways / Office of Port Infrastructure Development
202-366-7678 (PORT) or 

Marine Highway Program
(202) 366-1123 or 

Ship and Shipyard Financing Program
(Office of Marine Financing)
(202) 366-5737 or 

Cargo and Commercial Sealift
(Jones Act, Cargo Preference, U.S.-Flag Carriers)
(202) 366-4610 or  

Sealift Support
(MSP/VISA and VTA, Veteran Records and Awards for Merchant Marines and Vessel transfer)
(202) 366-2323

Federal Sealift
(Ship Operations, National Defense Ready Reserve Fleet/ Ready Reserve Force and Ship Disposal)
(202) 366-1875

Maritime Workforce Development
(Education, Mariner Training and Careers)
(202) 493-0029 or 

Service Obligations
(for USMMA and Student Incentive Payment (SIP) graduates)
(202) 366-7618 or 

United States Merchant Marine Academy
(516) 773-5100 or 

Human Resources

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