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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

Press Inquiries and Publications
Office of Public Affairs
(202) 366-5807 

Congressional Inquiries
Office of Congressional Affairs 
(504) 218-6522 

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

MARAD Departments
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)

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: Tuesday, March 22, 2022