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.