The U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center has issued the following notice. To access it on the NMC website, click HERE
Temporary Closure of REC Anchorage
Regional Exam Center (REC) Anchorage will be closed until further notice. The REC was affected by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that took place on Friday, November 30, 2018. Do not fax or mail applications to this REC. Paper applications should be sent to another REC for processing. The National Maritime Center (NMC) will continue to work applications submitted prior to Friday, November 30, 2018. If you recently mailed or faxed an application to REC Anchorage, you may contact the NMC at the number below to ensure it has been received.
Updates concerning the status of REC Anchorage, as well as other REC and Monitoring Unit location information, may be found on the REC Homepage of the NMC website. Mariners needing to schedule application or examination appointments during the closure should contact the NMC via online chat, by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662), or by e-mailing [email protected].