Executives of 24 top corporations doing business in the fast-emerging US offshore wind sector sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to exclude language in the Coast Guard Authorisation Act of 2022 that they assert would potentially cripple the industry.

The House of Representatives-passed bill that would require all vessels operating on the US outer continental shelf (OCS) be manned either by crew from the same nation as the flag under which the vessel sails, or US crews.