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2020-006-Global-Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

MSCI Advisory

2020-006-Global-Novel Coronavirus Outbreak


This revised advisory updates and cancels U.S. Maritime Advisory 2020-005

1. References: (a) U.S. Maritime Alert 2020-002A
                          (b) U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Maritime Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs) on Novel
                               Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2. Issue: Current info on COVID-19 for mariners and maritime commerce stakeholders is being published through USCG MSIBs, which are available within the 2020 drop down at This information will be updated as the situation warrants.

3. Guidance: Mariners should reference the latest Coast Guard MSIBs, per paragraph 2 above, for USCG, State Department, and CDC guidance, including travel guidance.

4. Contact Information: Maritime industry questions about COVID-19 guidance and requirements should be communicated to, local USCG Captain of the Port (COTP) offices, or to a vessel’s appropriate COTP for its next port of call.

5. Cancellation of Prior Advisories: This message will automatically expire on August 9, 2020.

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