Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC)

 

Merchant Mariner Credentialing

Number Description
2010s
04-17 Guidelines On Qualification For National And STCW Endorsements For Service As Assistant Engineer And Officer In Charge Of An Engineering Watch On Offshore Supply Vessels
03-17 Guidelines On Qualification For National And STCW Endorsements For Service As Master And Chief Mate On Offshore Supply Vessels
02-17 Guidelines On Qualification For National And STCW Engineering Officer Endorsements For Service As Chief Engineer On Offshore Supply Vessels
01-17 Guidelines On Qualification For National And STCW Endorsements For Service As Mate On Offshore Supply Vessels
03-16 (Ch1) Guidelines For Credentialing Officers of Towing Vessels
24-14 Guidelines for Qualifications for STCW Endorsements As Electro-Technical Rating on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1000 HP or More
23-14 Guidelines for Qualifications for STCW Endorsements As Electro-Technical Officer on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1000 HP or More
22-14 Guidelines for Qualifications for STCW Endorsements for Officers and Ratings on Oil, Chemical, and Liquefied Gas Tank Vessels
21-14 Guidelines for Qualifications for STCW Endorsements for Vessel Security Officers, Vessel Personnel With Designated Security Duties, and Security Awareness
20-14 Guidelines for Qualifications for High-Speed Craft Type-Rating Endorsements
19-14 Policy on Qualified Assessors
18-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Able Seafarer-Engine
17-14 (Ch-1) CH-1 To Guidelines On Qualification For STCW Endorsements As Officer In Charge Of An Engineering Watch In A Manned Engineroom Or Designated Duty Engineer In A Periodically Unmanned Engineroom On Vessels Powered By Main Propulsion Machinery Of 750KW/1000 HP Propulsion Power Or More
16-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Chief Engineer Officer and Second Engineer Officer on Ships Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1000 HP Propulsion Power or More and Less Than 3000 kW/4000 HP Propulsion Power
15-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Chief Engineer Officer and Second Engineer Officer on Ships Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 3000 kW/4000 HP Propulsion Power or More
14-14 (Ch1) Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Able Seafarer-Deck
13-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Master or Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less than 500 GT Limited to Near-Coastal Waters
12-14 (Ch-1) CH-1 To Guidelines On Qualification For STCW Endorsements As Officer In Charge Of A Navigational Watch On Vessels Of 500 GT Or More
11-14 (Ch-1) CH-1 To Guidelines On Qualification For STCW Endorsements As Master Or Chief Mate On Vessels Of 500 GT or More and Less than 3000 GT
10-14 (Ch-1) CH-1 To Guidelines On Qualification For STCW Endorsements As Master Or Chief Mate On Vessels Of 3,000 GT Or More
09-14 (Ch-1) Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements for Advanced Firefighting
08-14 (Ch-1) Guidelines for Qualifications for STCW Endorsements in Basic Training (Formerly Basic Safety Training)
07-14 (Ch-1) Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch
06-14 Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch
05-14 Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
04-14 (Ch-1) Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats
03-14 Guidelines for Approval of Training Courses and Programs
02-14 Grandfathering and Transitional Provisions for Merchant Mariner Credentials
01-14 Guidance on the Issuance of Medical Certificates
2000s
04-08 CH-2 This Commandant Change Notice publishes a change to Medical and PhysicalEvaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials, Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) 04-08, COMDTPUB 16700.4.
05-04 Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstrations of proficiency in medical first aid.
02-04 Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstrations of proficiency for persons in charge of medical care.
09-01 Guidance on STCW Quality Standards Systems (QSS) for merchant mariner courses or training programs.
02-01 Qualifications of engineer officers serving on seagoing vessels with gas turbine main propulsion.
07-00 Clarification of the application of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, to vessels less than 200 gross register tons (GRT).
06-00 Issuance of international forms required by the STCW to validate merchant mariner licenses and documents.
05-00 (Canceled/Superseded by NVIC 08-14) Guidance on performance measures used to assess seafarers' proficiency in programs in basic safety training meeting the requirements on the International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended.
03-00 Manning and training guidance for fast rescue boats on United States vessels.
1990s
04-99 Special Training Requirements for Merchant Mariners Serving on Passenger Ships other than Roll-On/Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) Passenger Ships.
01-99 Refresher Courses for Continued Professional Competence for License Renewals
07-98 The International Maritime Organization Standard Marine Communication Phrases
06-98 Special training requirements for Merchant Mariners serving on roll-on/roll-off (RO-RO) passengerships
03-98 Port State Control Guidelines for the Enforcement of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW).
05-97
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Guidance on Coast Guard Accepted Training Record Books
04-97 Guidance on company roles and responsibilities under the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on STCW
01-95 Voluntary Training Standards for Entry-Level Personnel on Towing Industry Vessels
09-94 Guidelines for Training and Certification in the Use of Marine Radar
08-94 Issues Regarding Federal Pilotage
07-93 Guidelines for Acceptance of Fishing Vessel Safety Instructors and Course Curricula for Training Fishing Vessel Drill Conductors
03-92 Recommended Program for Protection of Merchant Mariners from Occupational Health Problems.
06-91 Fire Drills and On-Board Training 
01-91 CH-1 Recommended Qualifications for Small Passenger Vessel Deckhands
01-91 Recommended Qualifications for Small Passenger Vessel Deckhands
1980s
01-86 Shipment and Discharge of Seamen
03-83 Voluntary Qualification for U.S. Merchant Marine Entry-Ratings
1960s
02-69 Submission of Reports for the Shipment and Discharge of Seamen not Shipped or Discharged before a Shipping Commissioner; Information Concerning