The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the re-solicitation of applications from persons interested in membership on the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) to represent the viewpoint of those credentialed with ratings as a qualified member of the engine department.
Federal Register Notice: Guidelines for Obtaining STCW Endorsements for Basic and Advanced IGF Code Operations
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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.
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.
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.
The National Maritime Center has released an update on the Mariner Credential Examination process related to COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
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).
The Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners who hold Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements as Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) to validate information gathered as part of a Job Task Analysis (JTA).