The National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERAPC) will be holding three subcommittee meetings pertaining to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault- Prevention and Culture Change in the Merchant Marine, STCW Convention and Code Review, and Military Education, Training, and Assessment for STCW and National Mariner Endorsements.
Federal Register Notice: Guidance on voluntary compliance with training requirements for personnel serving on U.S.-flagged passenger ships that carry more than 12 passengers on international voyages
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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.
Changes to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing published changes to five Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars concerning qualification for certain Merchant Mariner Credential Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended endorsements.
Revisions to NVICs concerning merchant mariner credential STCW endorsements
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing announced changes to three NVICs providing guidance on the renewal of STCW endorsements for Proficiency in Survival Craft, Proficiency in Survival Craft-Limited, Basic Training, and Advanced Firefighting for mariners serving on vessels in reduced operating status and on other vessels that that are in operation that do not get underway.