b'MEMBERSHIPMATTERSsuppliers, naval architects and otherscan provide assistance for a longerthe passenger vessel industry through who are equally negatively impactedperiod. The Main Street Lendingproducts and services. These surveys by this outbreak. Program will likely be operational inwere intended to gauge the impact the New Main Street Lending Programearly May. virus is having on companies around May Help PVA Members Deal withPVA Website the nation so that PVA can better un-Coronavirus Financial Stress (issuedNew information about dealingderstand the needs of operators and April 14) with COVID-19 is added frequentlysuppliers as we communicate with leg-Summary: The federal governmentto the PVA website at www.pass- islators and regulators. (the Federal Reserve and the Treasurysengervessel.com. Go to the MemberVideo Department) has announced a newResources section to access informa- In addition, PVA has put together economic assistance program fortion that passenger vessel operatorsa video, mentioned above, to assist small and medium-sized businessesneed now. members navigate the applica-pursuant to authority provided in theMember Surveys tion process for Small Business CARES Act, including manyperhapsAs you well know, this pandemicAdministration (SBA) emergency assis-mostPVA members will be eliglble topresents unprecedented demandstance programs, such as the Paycheck apply.Called the Main Street Lendingto the passenger vessel industry andProtection Program (PPP) created Program, this new program is differentPVA stands ready to support vesselunder the recently passed CARES Act. than the previously announcedoperators and industry suppliers The video, which features, Joan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)as much as possible. PVA membersRenner, CPA, of Renner and Company, of the Small Business Administration.were asked to participate in one ofan accounting firm located in While PPP aid is intended to help atwo surveys: one for Vessel membersAlexandria, VA, provides guidance for participating business through the nearoperating passenger vessels, the otherPVA members as they make decisions term (until June 30), a Main Street loanfor Associate members who supportto apply for the PPP and other SBA Eachyear,thousandsofpreventablemaritime accidents are caused by operator inattention, cited twice as frequently as the next leading factor. The Furuno BR500 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) helps to prevent these accidents.Scan this code with your smart phone for a Guided Tour of the BR500.www.FurunoUSA.com28APRIL 2020FOGHORN'