Good friends,
 
The COVID situation is a challenge for all of us.  I certainly hope that you, your families, and your employees are all safe and healthy.
 
Maintaining security during these times is one of the many priorities we must meet.  We recently published a blog on this topic you can read here: https://seebald.com/blog
 
A related challenge is completing Coast Guard required audits, as well as updating Facility Security Plans on schedule.  With travel constrained, we all must make careful decisions on what business activities to postpone, and which should proceed on schedule.
 
We've been in steady contact with our Coast Guard colleagues, including those that manage the Coast Guard's overall MTSA program.  They have indicated a willingness to accommodate requests, and today they published guidance providing flexibility for vessel compliance activities.  https://mariners.coastguard.blog/2020/03/27/msib-09-20-vessel-inspections-exams-and-documentation/  I expect similar guidance for facilities in the near future.  
 
At Seebald & Associates, we will do everything possible to meet your needs, and to work with the Coast Guard on any special requests.  In some cases, conducting some portions of an audit or a Facility Security Assessment electronically may be possible, with a follow up in person when appropriate.
 
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you meet your security and other compliance needs at this time.  Stay safe and healthy!