MERPAC will hold a public meeting to discuss the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel.
3/6/2015: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting
MEDMAC will hold a public meeting to discuss medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education and medical research.
2/18/2015: Medical waivers for merchant mariner credential applicants
The Coast Guard seeks comment on its proposed rule regarding medical waivers for merchant mariner credential applications with the following conditions: Cardiomyopathy, Diabetes Mellitus, Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
1/28/2015: Request for comment on waiver revisions for certain medications and suggestions for risk evaluation
The Coast Guard seeks public comment on the criteria for granting medical waivers to mariners who require the use of potentially impairing prescription medications and on effective methods of risk evaluation of such mariners.
1/26/2015: Updated engine illustrations
The NMC recently updated its Motor Plant Exam illustrations that contain the 16 most recently uploaded new or revised illustrations.