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 NATIONAL MARITIME CENTER

Due to the partial government shutdown, the National Maritime Center (NMC) and all Regional Exam Centers (RECs) are closed until further notice. Customer walk-in service is suspended. Examinations and other REC appointments are cancelled, and REC appointment calendars are closed. Applications may continue to be e-mailed or mailed in and will be processed when the shutdown is over. The Customer Service Center call center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday to answer any questions.  You may reach the call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662) and IASKNMC@uscg.mil.

Our Mission

 

 

 

 

 

To issue credentials to fully qualified mariners in the most effective and efficient manner possible in order to assure a safe, secure, economically viable and environmentally sound Marine Transportation System.

National Maritime Center Announcements

Jan
8

pdf icon  Update – Mitigation Efforts Due to Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown

To mitigate the impact caused by the partial lapse in appropriations and shutdown of National Maritime Center (NMC) operations, the following actions are being taken:

Jan
4

pdf icon Mitigation Efforts Due to Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown

To mitigate the impact caused by the partial lapse in appropriations and shutdown of National Maritime Center (NMC) operations, the following actions are being taken:

Dec
26

pdf icon Lapse in Appropriations & Partial Government Shutdown

Due to the partial government shutdown, the National Maritime Center (NMC) and all Regional Exam Centers (RECs) are closed until further notice. Customer walk-in service is suspended. Examinations and other REC appointments are cancelled, and REC appointment calendars are closed. Applications may continue to be e-mailed or mailed in and will be processed when the shutdown is over.

Dec
18

pdf icon Revised Comment Period: Draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual Notification of Availability and Request for Comments

The Coast Guard is seeking public comment regarding the draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual. The guidance in this manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating mariner applicants’ physical and medical statuses to meet the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate.

Dec
13

pdf icon REC Anchorage Open For Business

Regional Exam Center (REC) Anchorage reopened on December 12, 2018. All services are again available; mariners requesting examinations must have appointments.

Nov
13

pdf icon Important Information About TWIC Enrollment

Mariners applying for a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) must list their occupation as Merchant Mariner on their Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) applications.