Mariner Credentialing

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting- Dec 19-20

Task Statement 22-4 Mariner Workforce Issues

Submitted by Mayte Medina
Chief, Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a hybrid in-person meeting and teleconference of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (NMERPAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 22-4, Mariner Workforce Issues on December 19th and 20th, 2022.

Space for the in-person portion of the meeting is provided by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, DC. Room for attendees is limited. Only registered attendees will be able to attend in-person, all other attendees must attend through the virtual meeting offered through Microsoft Teams.

To sign up for in-person attendance, you MUST contact Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Ms. Megan Johns Henry at by December 7th, 2022. You must provide your legal name and the organization you are representing, as well as noting if you plan to attend both days of the meeting. Everyone who requests in-person attendance will be subject to vetting and all security measures required by the Department of Transportation. You will be required to provide identification to enter. Attendees will be advised when they are registered to attend. If you are not a registered attendee, you will NOT be allowed to enter the premises for the meeting.

Anyone attending via the teleconference option will receive the connection information through the NMERPAC mailing list. If you are not already on that list, contact Ms. Megan Johns Henry at to be added to it.

NMERPAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard on matters relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.

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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