Category: Mariner Credentialing

Sept. 29, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions on Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Harassment Reporting Requirements

Beginning in April 2023, Coast Guard Officers in Charge, Marine Inspections (OCMI) began a year-long education and outreach campaign to maritime industry personnel on the requirements and preferred mechanisms for an individual or responsible entity to file a report. During these interactions, Coast Guard personnel encountered a series of frequently asked questions, which are provided below.

Aug. 2, 2023

Calculator Policy for All Mariner Credentialing Examinations

Beginning January 1, 2024, all mariners testing at a regional examination center, monitoring unit, or federal/state maritime academy will be issued a Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS calculator to use during their examination(s).

May 18, 2023

MSIB: Eligibility of American Samoans for U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential

The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 07-23, to provide notice that an American Samoan may be eligible for a U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC).

May 1, 2023

Information on delays in the production of merchant mariner credentials

The U.S. Coast Guard recently published a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 6-23) and NMC bulletin explaining that it is experiencing delays in the production of merchant mariner credentials (MMCs).

April 18, 2023

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Meeting #4

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is holding the 4th meeting of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) on April 25 – 26, 2023 at the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education, 17220 Piney Point Rd., Piney Point, MD, 20674.

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