5/6/2019: Mitigation efforts due to lapse in fiscal year 2019 appropriations and partial government shutdown

Due to a continued backlog of credential applications and increased net processing time of both mariner credential applications and medical certificate applications caused by the lapse in appropriations and shutdown of National Maritime Center operations, several updated actions are being taken. These actions involve merchant mariner credentials and certain medical certificates.


5/2/2018: Audio file of merchant mariner Medical Certification webinar available on line

In March, the U.S. Committee on the Maritime Transportation System hosted a webinar on the Medical Certification process that is part of the merchant mariner credential. National Maritime Center’s commanding officer Capt. Kirsten Martin and Chief of the Medical Evaluations division Dr. Laura Torres-Reyes had the opportunity to address the upcoming changes in the merchant mariner medical certification and take questions from webinar participants. CMTS recently posted the audio recording of the webinar on its website. In this post, Maritime Commons is sharing the link for our readers who are interested in the subject or who were unable to participate.