Category: Mariner Credentialing

Military to Mariner credentialing program helps veterans capitalize on experience

Under the Military to Mariner credentialing program, the NMC can offer credit for military training and experience, credit for military sea service, and offer potential fee waivers to those who qualify.

Changes to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars 02-18 and 24-14

The Coast Guard has published Change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, and Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 24-14.

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group: 2021/2022 meeting schedule

The National Maritime Center is commissioning a working group to review existing and new examination questions for accuracy and availability of examination references. The NMC looks forward to resuming this working group for the
remainder of 2021 and into 2022.

Federal Register Notice: Change 2 to NVIC 02-18 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the availability of change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT.

Federal Register Notice: Towing vessel firefighting training

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register a proposal to revise the training requirements for national Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements as master of towing vessels (limited) or mate (pilot) of towing vessels on inland waters or Western Rivers routes.

Federal Register Notice: Pilots’ Medical Certificate Validity Period

The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register a proposal to extend the maximum period of validity of merchant mariner medical certificates issued to first-class pilots and masters or mates serving as pilot from 2 years to 5 years.

Federal Register Notice: National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; September 2021 teleconference

The National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research.

Policy Letter: Issuance of endorsements for master of self-propelled vessels of less than 100 GRT to mariners holding endorsements as mate of self-propelled vessels of 200 GRT or more

1 titled: Issuance of Endorsements for Master of Self-Propelled Vessels of Less Than 100 GRT to Mariners Holding Endorsements as Mate of Self-Propelled Vessels of 200 GRT or More.

Virginia Beach man sentenced for fraud scheme undermining maritime safety

A Virginia Beach man was sentenced Monday to 45 months in prison for mail fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft for creating counterfeit certificates from the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) and selling them to merchant mariners for a profit.

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