In a recent tender for ship manager services for three U.S. Government reserve vessels, the U.S. Maritime Administration included a requirement that offerors be qualified U.S. citizens. On April 5, 2012, supplemented on April 16, 2012, Maersk Line, Limited protested this citizenship restriction to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In connection with the procurement, MARAD issued a Justification and Approval for Other Than Full and Open Competition on April 6, 2012.