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Posted: March 12, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard: Harmonizing Medical Certificate and MMC for mariners who do not hold an STCW endorsement

The following bulletin was released by the U.S. Coast Guard's National Maritime Center and does not apply to holders of STCW endorsements, federal first class pilot endorsements, or applicants who were previously issued a time-restricted medical certificate.

In accordance with Section 304 of the 2015 Coast Guard Authorization Act, Public Law No. 114-120, mariners will be allowed to request harmonized expiration dates of their Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) and Medical Certificate.

CG-MMC Policy Letter 01-18 provides detailed guidelines for those mariners who wish to harmonize the expiration dates of their original or renewed MMC and Medical Certificate.

For further information, contact the NMC call center via , via online chat, or via phone at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).