The National Maritime Center issued an information bulletin to provide the merchant mariner community an update on the current status of processing times and to inform mariners and employers on how they can help to get net processing times back to under 30 days.
View the information bulletin for full details on how mariners can improve processing times and read about how recent STCW final rules and information technology issues have impacted processing times.
This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.