Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 2)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 2) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations – Change 2” to provide updates to TWIC Reader Rule implementation and enforcement.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 5)

The Coast Guard has posted Change 5 to MSIB 08-20, titled COVID-19 – Mariner Credentials, which updates information on extensions to merchant mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals.

Framework for Conditional Sailing and Initial Phase COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Protection of Crew

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced in the Federal Register a framework for a phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations.

Committee on the Marine Transportation System COVID-19 Working Group publishes 3 reference catalogs

The Committee on the Marine Transportation System COVID-19 Work Group (C-19 WG) has published three reference catalogs to assist U.S. merchant mariners and the Marine Transportation System.

Committee on Marine Transportation System hosting webinar on COVID-19 testing for mariners

The Committee on Marine Transportation System (CMTS) is hosting a working group webinar on COVID-19 Testing Strategies for U.S. Merchant Mariners.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 4)

The Coast Guard has posted Change 4 to MSIB 08-20, titled COVID-19 – Mariner Credentials, which updates information on extensions to merchant mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals.

MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 1)

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 1) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential Operations – Change 1” to update temporary exemptions to credential expiration related to COVID-19.

Temporary guidance for renewal of Merchant Mariner Credentials during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published a policy letter provides temporary guidance for renewal of a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) and STCW endorsements.

MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 3)

The Coast Guard has published MSIB 08-20 (Change 3) to update guidance concerning mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals, and the action being taken by the Coast Guard due to the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19).

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