Category: Mariner Credentialing

National Maritime Center – Surge in applications

The NMC has experienced a significant surge in application submissions for Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) over the last several months. NMC staff are taking prompt action to process these applications, along with any previously pending applications, as quickly as possible.

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group (Update)

The National Maritime Center (NMC) is hosting an examination working group from June 14-16, 2022, in accordance with 46 USC 7510 to review USCG Engine Officer examination questions from various topics listed in 46 CFR 11.950, and is soliciting participants.

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting; May 2022 teleconference

The National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) will host its second meeting virtually on May 3, 2022.

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on the review of job task analysis reports for Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on the Review of Job Task Analysis Reports for Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements. The subcommittee will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams on April 12, 2022. The meeting will convene 12 p.m.-3 p.m. (EDT).

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on communication between external stakeholders and the mariner credentialing program

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on Communication Between External Stakeholders and the Mariner Credentialing Program. The subcommittee will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams on April 6, 2022. The meeting will convene 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (EDT).

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee intersessional meeting of the subcommittee on sea service for Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on Sea Service for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) Endorsements. The subcommittee will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams on April 5, 2022. The meeting will convene 12 p.m.-3 p.m. (EDT).

Mariner Training Provider (MTP) course delivery methods

As training providers and the Coast Guard embrace the use of remote training delivery tools and methodologies, the National Maritime Center (NMC) is updating its course approval business practices.

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee appoints additional new member

The Coast Guard announces the appointment of Deyne Umphress to serve as a member of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) representing qualified members of the engine department.

Top medical certificate “awaiting information” reasons in 2021

In this post the NMC presents the general and specific reasons that mariners will receive an awaiting information (AI) letter for medical certificate applications.

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