The U.S. Coast Guard has issued the following news item:
REC Anchorage Open For Business
Regional Exam Center (REC) Anchorage reopened on December 12, 2018. All services are again available; mariners requesting examinations must have appointments.
REC and MU location information can be found on the REC Homepage of the National Maritime Center (NMC) website. Mariners needing to schedule application or examination appointments should contact the REC directly, the NMC via online chat, by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662), or by e-mailing IASKNMC@uscg.mil.