Friday, July 20, 2012

National Maritime Center advises some expired documents still ok

The National Maritime Center recently issued an update which is applicable to many Amver participants.

The table below lists a number of forms associated with the mariner credentialing program that have reached their “expiration” date. These forms are still valid and being accepted by the Coast Guard.

The expiration date is there to remind the Coast Guard to review and affirm, with the office of management and budget (OMB), that the forms are still necessary and supported by regulation or code. This process has long been underway and continues and the NMC will provide notice via the website and list server when update forms will be available. 

Otherwise, mariners and other providers should continue to use these forms. 

Form Number
Last Revised
Expiration Date
Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report
Rev. (01-09)
Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings
Rev. (01-09)
DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form
Rev. (03-04)
Small Vessel Sea Service Form
Rev. (03-04)

Mariners and other providers should contact our Customer Service Center at or 888-IASKNMC (888-427-5662) with any questions regarding forms. Mariners may reference this bulletin when working with third party providers, such as medical doctors, to ensure those providers of the validity of the forms. 

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