Coast Guard Briefs: Focus on Licensing and Documentation

NMC institutes 90-day time frame for awaiting information from mariners & Information Bulletin updates mariners and their employers on the NMC Restructuring and Centralization project

NMC institutes 90-day time frame for awaiting information from mariners

Beginning April 7, 2008, when a mariner receives a letter from the Regional Examination Center (REC) or the National Maritime Center (NMC) requesting additional information, the individual will have 90-days from the date of the letter to provide the requested information. If the mariner does not respond during the 90-day time frame, the entire application and all associated documents will be withdrawn from processing and mailed back to the address listed on the mariner's application.

If the mariner obtains the information after the 90-day time frame has expired, the mariner will be required to reapply which includes a new evaluation fee.

As a "best practice" mariners are highly encouraged to submit complete applications from the start in order to avoid the application being withdrawn from processing. Please email your comments and suggestions for improvements to iasknmc@uscg.mil.

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Bulletin for Update on the Coast Guard's Mariner Licensing and Documentation Program's Restructuring and Centralization project

Click HERE to read an Information Bulletin providing an update on the Coast Guard's Mariner Licensing and Documentation Program's Restructuring and Centralization project. Readers may find this information helpful in learning about the improvements taking place.

You can also find additional information on improvements being made to the MLD program on our web site at http://www.uscg.mil/stcw/wnnmc.htm. To automatically receive up to date information via email go to http://cgls.uscg.mil/groups.php?ID=10 and subscribe to one or more of the available lists.


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