Elimination of Crew List Visas

Thursday, March 18, 2004
Effective June 16, 2004, the U.S. Department of State is eliminating (on at least an interim basis) the issuance of crew list visas. This action is being taken to ensure that each crewmember entering the United States will be required to complete the nonimmigrant visa application forms, submit a valid passport, and undergo an interview and background checks. The State Department specifically rejects substitution of the proposed ILO seafarer’s identification document for a valid passport and current visa. The Department acknowledges, but discounts, the burden this new rule places on seafarers and their employers. Comments on the interim rule should be submitted by May 17, 2004. It is unclear [at least to me] how the Government of the United States trusts foreign crewmembers enough to navigate ships into its most vital ports and carry the vast majority of its cargoes (including military cargoes) in international trade, but has concluded that national security is at risk if those same crewmembers step on the dock to make a telephone call home. 69 Fed. Reg. 12797 (HK Law).
Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Workboats

CNOOC Acquires Asia's 1st LNG Powered Tug

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has taken delivery of Asia’s first tugboat Hai Yang Shi You 525, designed to operate solely on liquefied natural gas as ship’s fuel.

Injured Fisherman Medevaced off Alaska

An injured mariner was medevaced by U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) personnel near Sand Point, Wednesday, the USCG reported. Watchstanders at USCG District 17 command

Firefighting Vessel Delivered to the US Army

New Orleans based maritime solutions company Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) informs it has completed its contract for the design and construction of a fast response

Maritime Security

Fincantieri to Supply Four OPVs to the Bangladesh Coast Guard

Fincantieri has been awarded the contract with the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) for the supply of four Italian Navy “Minerva” class corvettes to be upgraded and

New Binding Law of The Sea Agreement Advanced

WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (Singapore, 9-11 November 2015) Will Enable Industry to Organize its Input to this Major New Ocean Treaty Development The U.N.

Saab Bags $1 bln Order for Swedish Submarines

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded contracts worth Skr8.6bn ($1.03bn) to Saab AB for the construction of two new Type A26 submarines

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0789 sec (13 req/sec)