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National Maritime Center Announcements

Mar
05

pdf icon  Processing Applications for National Officer/Rating Endorsements that Expire on March 24, 2019

The Coast Guard amended regulations to qualify for national officer and rating endorsements in a final rule titled Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements (78 FR 77796).

Mar
01

pdf icon  Update 4 – Mitigation Efforts Due to Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown

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

Feb
26

pdf icon  Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group 2019 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.

Jan
29

pdf icon  National Maritime Center (NMC) and Regional Examination Center (REC) Operating Status Update

The NMC reopened January 28, 2019, and is implementing measures to address increased levels of application inventory.

Jan
25

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

Due to circumstance of exceptional necessity, the United States is currently not able to process Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) or related endorsements issued under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended.