National Maritime Center Announcements


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 0041).