Mariner Credentialing

Revisions to NVICs concerning merchant mariner credential STCW endorsements

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published changes to three Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs) concerning qualification for certain Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) STCW endorsements.

NVICs 04-14, 08-14, and 09-14 have been revised to provide guidance on renewal of STCW endorsements for Proficiency in Survival Craft, Proficiency in Survival Craft-Limited, Basic Training, and Advanced Firefighting for mariners serving on vessels in reduced operating status and on other vessels that that are in operation that do not get underway.

The revised NVICs are available online.

For information about these NVICs or to suggest changes, contact the Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division (CG-MMC-2), at (202) 372-2357 or

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