The National Maritime Center (NMC) issued the following news release on October 17.
Credentials Lost Due to Hurricane Michael
In accordance with Federal Regulations, duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMCs) may be issued
free of charge to mariners whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of Hurricane
Michael or subsequent flooding. Mariners should follow the steps below to obtain an expedited
– Provide a statement of loss to the National Maritime Center (NMC) either by fax to
(304) 433-3412 or via e-mail to [email protected]. The statement should contain the following:
o Mariner’s full name
o Mariner’s date of birth
o Mariner’s reference number or social security number
o Current mailing address
o Current phone number and/or e-mail address and
o A brief description of the circumstances surrounding the loss/destruction of the credential.
Unless otherwise requested, any duplicate MMCs issued per the request process above will include a
corresponding Medical Certificate. We will make every effort to have duplicate credentials mailed
out the next business day. Alternatively, mariners may submit a CG-719B, Application for MMC, to
one of the Regional Examination Centers with the information above. If your credential is
unserviceable due to damage or your lost credential is subsequently found, that credential should
be mailed to Commanding Officer, United States Coast Guard, National Maritime Center, 100 Forbes
Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25404.
If you have any questions or concerns, visit the NMC website, or contact the NMC Customer Service
Center by e-mailing [email protected], by using the NMC online chat system, or by
calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).
Kirsten R. Martin
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
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