12/7/2018: Coast Guard seeking applicants to Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. This committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters relating to personnel in the United States merchant marine, including training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards and other matters as assigned by the Commandant. Completed applications should be submitted to the Coast Guard on or before February 4, 2019.


9/21/2018: Recap of recent Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee met on September 11-12, 2018 at the STAR Center in Dania Beach Florida to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel.


8/8/2018: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet September 11-12 to discuss various issues related to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine, including training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards. The meetings will be open to the public.


2/13/2018: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet March 20-22 in New Orleans to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public.


10/10/2017: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee October 2017 Meeting

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its working groups are scheduled to meet October 26-27, 2017, at the United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, WV. Although the meetings are open to the public, attendees must pre-register to be admitted.


9/22/2017: New dates for Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting

The Committee and its working groups are scheduled to meet in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and the full Committee is scheduled to meet Friday Oct. 27, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.


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.


8/22/2017: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its working groups are scheduled to meet Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and the full committee is scheduled to meet on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public.


7/13/2017: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee working group will meet via teleconference to work on Task Statement 25, review of the draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual, to complete the discussions from its April 4-5, and May 8, 2017 meetings.


6/26/2017: Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meetings in July, August

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee announced in the Federal Register the scheduling of teleconferences in July and August to continue work from its spring meetings. The purpose will be to continue workgroup discussions on Tasks 96 and 98.


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