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Marine Safety Information Bulletin Commandant MSIB Number: 02-21 CH-2 U.S. Coast Guard Date: June 11, 2021 Inspections and Compliance Directorate
COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System: Change-2
On June 10, 2021, CDC announced that it will be amending the Order to no longer require people to wear a mask in outdoor areas of conveyances (if such outdoor areas exist on the conveyance) or while outdoors at transportation hubs. Relatedly, CDC announced that, until it can amend the Order, it will exercise its enforcement discretion to not require wearing a mask in outdoor areas of transportation conveyances or while outdoors at transportation hubs. Accordingly, mask wear in outdoor areas of maritime transportation conveyances and hubs is no longer required. Change-2 to this MSIB reflects updated enforcement of the mask requirement for commercial vessels and maritime transportation hubs. Though the CDC is no longer requiring mask wear in outdoor areas, operators of conveyances and transportation hubs, at their discretion, may require masks to be worn in outdoor areas. An outdoor area on a vessel is a space that is permanently open to the weather on one or more sides and, if covered by a deck or canopy, any spot on the overhead is less than 15 feet from the nearest opening. This updated guidance does not supersede any federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations that still require the wearing of masks in outdoor areas of conveyances and while outdoors on transportation hubs. Conveyance operators must continue to require all persons onboard to wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel, unless they are located in outdoor areas of the conveyance (if such outdoor areas exist on the conveyance). Operators of transportation hubs must require all persons to wear a mask when entering or while indoors on the premises of a transportation hub.
All aboard self-certify that they have not been exposed or have tested positive for COVID-19 and remain free of symptoms. The Captain and Crew will have their temperatures recorded prior to passenger embarkation.
When chartering aboard SV ‘PINTINA’, you and your guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. You have advised all of the other passengers in your group who are sick to stay home. You also agree to communicate the above risk message to all of the other passengers in your group.
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