Maritime Crewing: Claims vs Facts

Fact sheets

A ferry boat in the ocean with wind turbines behind it

Proposed changes to maritime manning and crewing laws included in the Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022 (H.R. 6865) would halt the President’s goal of deploying 30,000 MW of offshore wind by 2030 and undermine domestic energy independence. It is important to recognize that a majority of the over 25 vessels needed for an offshore wind project will be built in America and crewed by 100 percent Americans.

With this fact sheet, ACP sets the record straight on 10 misconceptions about offshore wind development, the Jones Act, and maritime crewing laws that are relevant for understanding the impacts of the proposed crewing restrictions in the Coast Guard Authorization Act.

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