Acceptance of Applications for the Award of Two Maritime Security Program Operating Agreements
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is issuing this request for applications for eligible vessels to enroll in two Maritime Security Program (MSP) Operating Agreements, subject to the availability of appropriations, in accordance with the provisions of the Maritime Security Act of 2003, Public Law 108-136, div. C, title XXXV, as amended by Section 3508 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Public Law 112-239 (NDAA 2013). The MSP maintains a fleet of active, commercially viable, militarily useful, privately owned vessels to meet national defense and other security requirements and to maintain a United States presence in international commercial shipping. This request for applications provides, among other things, application criteria and a deadline for submitting applications for vessel enrollment in the MSP.