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Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group (Update)

From Captain Bradley Clare,
Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center (NMC)

The National Maritime Center (NMC) is hosting an examination working group from April 12- 14, 2022, in accordance with 46 USC 7510 to review USCG Deck Officer examination questions related to Piloting knowledge topics (Chart Plot) required by 46 CFR 11.910, and is soliciting participants. Those desiring to participate should visit the Examinations page of the NMC Website, open the Working Group tab, and follow the instructions. The complete schedule of upcoming sessions is also posted on the Examinations page.

To date, 13 Engineering and 14 Deck work group sessions have reviewed approximately 13,000 questions. A number of sessions were cancelled due to lack of participation, and the sessions were put on hold during COVID. The NMC restarted sessions in November 2021.

The Coast Guard needs your participation and asks each of you to consider attending working group sessions and/or spreading the word to encourage others to participate. This is your opportunity to be a proactive participant in shaping the mariner credentialing process.

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 publications, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These publications remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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