10/24/2017: Policy letter regarding credentialing of seafarers working on board Hurricane Marie relief vessels in Puerto Rico and USVI

The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing published Policy Letter 02-17 (Change 1): Credentialing of Seafarers Working On Board Hurricane Maria Relief Vessels Involved With the Emergency Support of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

This policy letter provides the guidelines to be used by sector commanders and Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) when considering requests for vessels to participate in this relief effort. This policy letter will expire on Jan. 31, 2018. The Coast Guard will use this policy as a guide for determining appropriate manning of vessels providing relief support.

For full details, view the policy letterĀ onĀ the National Maritime Center’s website.

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