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Maritime Contact Information

DOT 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

Media Inquiries and Publications

(202) 366-5807


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

Service Obligations

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

United States Merchant Marine Academy

(516) 773-5100

Human Resources


Marine Highway Program

(202) 366-1123


(202) 366-7678 (PORT)

MARAD Command Center

(Watch Desk, Vessel Operations and Emergency Response)
(202) 366-8211

Ship and Shipyard Financing Program

(Office of Marine Financing)
(202) 366-5737

Statistical Information

Freedom of Information Act Service Center

Toll Free: (800) 996-2723, then press “0”
Regular Rate: (202) 366-2666

Cargo and Commercial Sealift

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

Last updated: Thursday, August 12, 2021