Friday, August 24, 2018

National Maritime Center merchant mariner updated forms for 2018

The National Maritime Center (NMC) announced that new versions of the CG-719 series of forms (CG-719B, CG-719K, CG-719E, CG-719P, CG-719S, & CG-719C) were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on March 28, 2018 .  The updated forms are available at the time of publication and must be used after September 1, 2018. 

For the most current and updated instructions and forms for merchant mariners always visit the National Maritime Center website for announcements.   Please note that mariners should submit their completed Mariner Application CG-719B to one of the nearest Regional Examination Centers (RECs) located across the United States via mail, email, fax or in person.   Do not submit to the National Maritime Center.  See question #13 below from Medical Certificate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  The Medical Certificate FAQs contains other relevant questions regarding applications, medical forms, submission of forms, Types of medical certificates, expiration dates of medical certificates, medical waivers, and more.
13.  Can I submit a mariner credential application (CG-719B) directly to the NMC? No. CG-719B applications must be submitted through an REC.   Any CG-719K or CG-719K/E that is submitted along with a CG-719B will be returned to the mariner. Only CG-719K or CG-719K/E can be received directly at the NMC.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

About USMMA - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

About USMMA - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: The purpose of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is to ensure that such people are available to the nation as shipboard officers and as leaders in the transportation field who will meet the challenges of the present and the future.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

3/22/2017: Drug testing options for mariner credential applications « Coast Guard Maritime Commons

Randolph Rosarion M.D., Certified MRO (Medical Review Officer), certified by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC), performs the full, comprehensive Merchant Mariner Credential Medical evaluation, and completes Form 719-K-Application for Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate.   Mariner applicants that require DOT drug testing can be drug tested immediately and Dr. Rosarion will complete Form 719-P-DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form, in order for applicant to meet USCG requirements.  All drug test results will be received directly by Dr. Rosarion from a SAMSHA certified laboratory.  Form 719-P will then be completed in an expedited manner to save the mariner time.  In addition, mariners that need to be enrolled in a DOT Drug and alcohol consortium can also be enrolled here, as well as mariners needing special testing such as audiometer, and pulmonary function tests (PFTs).

3/22/2017: Drug testing options for mariner credential applications « Coast Guard Maritime Commons

Friday, March 11, 2016

Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Meeting

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee will meet on March 14 and March 15, 2016 to address medical certification of merchant mariners and the medical standards for issuance of certificates to operators of commercial vessels.  The meetings will be held at the Crowley Maritime Corporation on the 1st Floor Conference Room, 9487 Regency Square Blvd.  Jacksonville, Fl 32225.  The details of the meeting and the agendas to be addressed can be found at:

On 2/18/2015 a Proposed Rule was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Coast Guard addressing: Medical Waivers for Merchant Mariner Credential Applicants with cardiomyopathy, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and diabetes.  The comment period was closed on 5/19/2015.