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.
2/17/2016: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Merchant mariner credential, medical certificates and other mariner documents
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the collection process for information regarding merchant mariner credential, medical certificates and other mariner documents.
The National Maritime Center reminds mariners that applications for merchant mariner credentials, medical certificates and supporting documentation must be submitted to a regional exam center, not directly to the NMC or other Coast Guard offices.
11/24/2015: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee’s Response to Task Statement I – Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 04-08 revision
The Coast Guard published changes to NVIC 04-08 which the Coast Guard uses in making decisions on mariner credentialing
The Coast Guard published a direct final rule allowing oilers serving on certain offshore support vessels, towing vessels and barges to be divided into at least two watches and increase the sea service credit affected mariners are permitted to earn for each 12-hour period of work from one day to one and a half days.
In honor of National Maritime Day, the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, with oversight of Coast Guard mariner credentialing, thanks maritime professionals for their contributions.
The Coast Guard announces the availability of an updated policy letter entitled, “Distant Water Tuna Fleet Vessels Manning Exemption Guidance” to provide revised guidance on procedures for requesting and issuing a Manning Exemption Letter.
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.
The Coast Guard is seeking application for six positions on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee.