The Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center issued the following notice on August 8.
Direct Submission of Medical Certificate Applications to the NMC
The Coast Guard has an established option for submission of medical certificate applications (CG-719K and CG-719K/E forms). Mariners may submit medical certificate only applications directly to the National Maritime Center (NMC). Regional Examination Centers will accept medical certificate application submissions as well, but, for faster processing, it is recommended to submit a CG-719K or CG-719K/E directly to the NMC.
Direct submission to the NMC is only for the medical certificate application. Applications for a Merchant Mariner Credential (CG-719B/MMC) cannot be submitted directly to the NMC.
/B. W. Clare/
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard