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US senators introduce bill to enable resumption of cruising

As informed, the bill will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations.

Currently, cruise lines are under a No Sail Order until September 30, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Specifically, the Set Sail Safely Act would:

  • Require the proper federal agencies, led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to work together with input from private sector stakeholders to develop a plan for the safe resumption of cruise line operations. The Maritime Task Force would include representatives from several federal agencies, while private sector stakeholders would include representatives from the passenger cruise line industry.

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