8/7/2018: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet September 13-14 in Dania Beach, Florida, to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations.


2/14/2018: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The Committee and its working groups will meet March 6-7, 2018 in Nashville to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meetings are open to the public.


12/26/2017: Request for applications for Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking applicants for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to medical certification determinations affecting merchant mariners. Completed applications should be submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard on or before February 26, 2018.


10/10/2017: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee October 2017 Meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups are scheduled to meet October 18-19, 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 Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, and Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., in Martinsburg, West Virginia.


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 Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, and Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.


7/14/2017: Coast Guard seeks assistance from five federal advisory committees on regulatory evaluations

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is issuing new tasking to five federal advisory committees to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of each committee’s charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification.


3/2/2017: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups are scheduled to meet April 4-5, 2017, in Martinsburg, West Virginia.


8/29/2016: Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners’ documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research.


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