Changes to medical processing at the National Maritime Center

Rob Almeida
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April 30, 2011

On April 12th, the USCG came out with a bulletin from the National Maritime Center (NMC) announcing several changes to the Mariner Medical Evaluations Division.  These changes were made with the intention of improving customer service, while at the same time, ensuring public safety remains the priority for the issuance of Mariner credentials at the NMC.

The following are a list of the changes,

  • Mariner Medical Point of Contact
  • Increase in head count  of government medical personnel on staff
  • New Medical Services Contract
  • Adjustments to medical screening procedures aimed at reducing application processing delays

For the full details of these changes, you can read the USCG bulletin by clicking here.

Getting medical clearance to go to work is an important issue to our industry.  Feel free to give the Coast Guard feedback in the gCaptain FORUM.

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