Maritime Emergency Preparedness and Response

"In Peace and War"

The Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Office of Emergency Preparedness develops and maintains plans for civil maritime transportation support to military mobilizations and response to national emergencies.  The office also maintains emergency resource evaluation data; helps formulate international and national plans for maritime emergency and mobilization activities; operates the Maritime Administration's telecommunications center and supports the DOT Crisis Management Center.

MARAD’s role in Emergency Preparedness and Response has grown too, due to the repeatedly demonstrated usefulness of Ready Reserve Force vessels during national and international emergencies.


Maritime Matters Brochure
Operation SafeStor Brochure
SafePort (DVD)
Ship Orientation

National Response Program Standard Operating Procedure

EPR Activities and Capabilities List
MARAD Vessel Distance & Transit Times GULF COAST
MARAD Disaster Relief Information
MARAD RRF Outport Locations

MARAD Vessel Distance & Transit Times to Puerto Rico

FEMA - RRF Ops (Supporting Katrina and Rita Response) Brochure
MARAD Assistance to Shippers

Jones Act Waiver Issued in Connection With Hurricane Sandy Recovery