9/11/2017: New set of sample merchant mariner exams now available

The Coast Guard announced in a bulletin Sept. 8, 2017, that a new set of sample merchant mariner exams is available on the National Maritime Center’s (NMC) website. Section 315 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 requires the Coast Guard to make sample merchant mariner credential examinations and an outline of examination topics readily available to the public.


9/11/2017: Temporary closure of Regional Exam Center Charleston, South Carolina

REC Charleston is closed starting Sept. 11, 2017, due to Hurricane Irma.


9/9/2017: Credentials lost due to Harvey or Irma

The National Maritime Center issued a bulletin September 7 as a reminder that in accordance with federal regulations, duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials may be issued free of charge to mariners whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of hurricane Harvey or Irma.


9/7/2017: Temporary closure of Regional Exam Center Miami

The National Maritime Center posted a bulletin announcing that the Regional Exam Center (REC) in Miami will be closed beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, due to Hurricane Irma. Please do not fax or mail applications to this REC until further notice.


9/7/2017: Cancellation of next week’s MERPAC, MEDMAC meetings in Seattle, Washington

The Coast Guard is cancelling the MEDMAC and MERPAC meetings currently scheduled for September 12-15. Both meetings will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Future announcements of new dates will appear in the Federal Register and will be shared via Maritime Commons.


8/29/2017: Temporary closure of Regional Exam Center Houston

The National Maritime Center posted an alert that its Regional Exam Center (REC) in Houston will be closed until further notice. The REC has been affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey and will remain closed until public services are restored and it is safe to travel within the Houston area.


8/4/2017: Applications for Tankerman PIC restricted to fuel transfers on towing vessels

The National Maritime Center announced Thursday that the Coast Guard is now accepting applications for Tankerman PIC Restricted to Fuel Transfers on Towing Vessels. A new checklist and sample sea service letter are available on the NMC website to assist mariners with these applications.


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