Good morning mariners!

There are some changes in USCG regulations. Below are two newly published NVICs.

 

1. Medical Certificates for Mariners:

http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/announcements/pdfs/medical_certificate_NVIC_Issued.pdf

Medical certificates are to be issued.

 

2. Basic Training for Mariners:

http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/announcements/pdfs/NVIC_BT_Final_with%20Encls_20131219.pdf

It looks like training needs to be done every 5 years. If you have have 360 days of seatime in 5 years, you will need a refresher that includes in-water safety equipment and fire fighting assessments.

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