May 31, 2024

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee Meeting # 7 – June 5-6, 2024

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is holding the seventh meeting of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) June 5-6, 2024, at Texas A&M Maritime Academy, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, Texas.

March 13, 2024

The The Joint ILO/IMO Tripartite Working Group to Identify and Address Seafarers’ Issues, Human Element Recommends Actions to Address Violence, Sexual Harassment, Bullying, and Assault

The second meeting of the Joint International Labour Organization (ILO)/International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tripartite Working Group to Identify and Address Seafarers' Issues and the Human Element (JTWG) met at the IMO Headquarters from February 27-29, 2024, to consider bullying and harassment in the maritime sector, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, and provide recommendations for future steps to address these issues and ensure a safe working environment for seafarers.

Nov. 8, 2022

The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) has announced the cancellation of CG-CVC Policy Letter 17-01, issued March 10, 2017 - Use of the Uninspected Towing Vessel (UTV) Decal to Meet Certain Requirements Regarding Issuance of the Initial COI Under Subchapter M, and CG-534 Policy

​The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (NMERPAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 22-3 Mariner Credentialing Program (MCP) Transformation on November 15th and 16th, 2022.

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