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National Maritime Center Announcements

Nov
4

pdf icon  Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group 2020 Meeting Schedule

Section 315 of the 2015 Coast Guard Authorization Act requires the United States Coast Guard to commission a working group to review existing and new examination questions for accuracy and availability of examination references. Examination question review is an opportunity to help the National Maritime Center (NMC) and your fellow mariners make long-term improvements to the knowledge examination system. We need your expertise. Let your voice be heard.

Oct
17

pdf icon  Changes to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars: 04-14, 08-14, 09-14, 12-14, and 14-14

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing published changes to five Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs) concerning qualification for certain Merchant Mariner Credential Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW) endorsements.

Sep
18

pdf icon  Regional Examination Center St. Louis Permanent Relocation

Regional Exam Center (REC) St Louis has been permanently relocated from the 7th Floor to the 8th Floor of the Robert A. Young Federal Building.

Sep
13

pdf icon  – Credentials Lost Due to Hurricane Dorian

In accordance with Federal Regulations, duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMCs) may be issued free of charge to mariners whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of Hurricane Dorian or subsequent flooding.

Sep
13

pdf icon  – Merchant Mariner Medical Manual, Commandant Instruction (COMDTINST) M16721.48 Published

The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Merchant Mariner Medical Manual, COMDTINST M16721.48 (see https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=USCG-2018-0041- 0041).

Aug
26

pdf icon  – Final Update – Fiscal Year 2019 Partial Government Shutdown

Merchant mariner credentials (MMC) and medical certificates (national endorsements only) that expired in December 2018, January 2019, February 2019, March 2019, April 2019, May 2019, June 2019, or July 2019 will remain valid only until August 31, 2019. No further credential extensions are authorized.