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The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing announced in the Federal Register the publication of CG-MMC Policy Letter 03- 21 titled: Issuance of Endorsements for Master of Self-Propelled Vessels of Less Than 100 GRT to Mariners Holding Endorsements as Mate of Self-Propelled Vessels of 200 GRT or More.
This policy letter provides guidance for the issuance of national officer endorsements for master of self-propelled vessels of less than 100 GRT for mariners who hold national endorsements for mate of inspected self-propelled vessels of 200 GRT or more. As specified in the policy letter, a mariner holding an endorsement that authorizes service as Mate on an inspected vessel of 200 gross register tons (GRT) or more may be issued an endorsement for Master of Self-Propelled Vessels of Less Than 100 GRT.
The policies announced in the policy letter are effective as of August 18, 2021.
This policy is available on the Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credentialing policy website on the MMC Policy Webpage, or by searching docket number USCG-2021-0609 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov.
Mariners and other interested parties should contact the Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division at MMCPolicy@uscg.mil or (202) 372-2357 with any questions or feedback.
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