The US Coast Guard issued a notice publishing change one to its Medical and Physical Evaluation Guidelines for US Merchant Mariner Credentials, NVIC 04-08.  The notice changes USCG policy concerning evaluation of merchant mariner credential applicants seeking medical waivers for applicants with anti-tachycardia devices or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and for applicants with a history of seizures or convulsive disorders.  NVIC 04-08, CH-1 (6/7/13).

Courtesy of Bryant’s Maritime Consulting