Tuesday, September 28, 2010
USCG

USCG issues request for comments on recognition of foreign STCW certificates

As it was pointed out in the gCaptain forum, the U.S. Coast Guard has published a notice and request for comments on development of a policy for recognition of foreign...

September 28, 2010
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Uncategorized

DOT Issues New Drug Testing Requirements

As many of you may already be aware, on August 16th the Department of Transportation issued a final rule amending certain provisions of its drug testing procedures that, once in...

September 22, 2010
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
USCG

USCG launches Merchant Mariner Certificate printing service

Ask and you shall recieve!  As reported earlier, the USCG has been working on a service allowing mariners to download a traditional 8×11 paper license that is suitable for printing...

August 19, 2010
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
USCG

Finally! Merchant Mariner Certificates Suitable for Framing

Return those scanners and Photoshop for Dumbies books everyone, the USCG set to release a printable, frameable and traditional MMC! After what we’re sure was the result of numerous requests...

July 8, 2010
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Friday, January 15, 2010
The New Hawsepipe
Interesting

The New Hawsepipe – An Interview With Leonard Lambert

The following article is from the gCaptain archives but the information is very much still pertinent today! ____________________________________ Aboard almost every US flag ship is one seaman who forgoes the...

January 15, 2010
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
Uncategorized

How Do Mariners Pay For Training?

For your Sunday morning reading we bring you a top post from the gCaptain archives. Enjoy! How Do Mariners Pay For Training? By Leonard Lambert Since the inception of STCW...

August 16, 2009
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
USCG

Wakeup Call: The Road to STCW Compliance Starts to Get Bumpy…

Editorial Note: Being actively sailing mariners, the editorial team at gCaptain is concerned by recent changes to US Coast Guard policy on the licensing of mariners. We feel this is...

September 25, 2008
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Uncategorized

License Creep

(Ed. note: This entry is reposted in it’s entirety with permission from Red Right Returning. Doug Gould is a fellow tower from the East Coast.) Are you aware of the...

March 11, 2008
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Uncategorized

USCG Tug And Towing Endosement – Proposed Changes

The Contra Costa Times article “Critics Fear More Barge Disasters” of February 19, 2008 and the KGO TV Channel 7 report on tug boat licensing presented eye opening views on...

February 27, 2008
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Sunday, February 17, 2008
USCG

US Mariner Licensing Consultants

As a member of the first “class” of mariners to fall under the new USCG training requirements for Chief Mate / Master I have enough Coast Guard licensing related stories...

February 17, 2008
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Saturday, February 16, 2008
USCG

Evolution Of Security – A Blog By TSA

In an unusual turn of events the TSA (United States’ Transportation Security Agency) has launched a blog! While the review on NPR‘s show “On The Media” was positive, with the...

February 16, 2008
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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Incidents

Cosco Busan Pilot’s Medical Records Questioned

Cosco Busan Photo by Noah Berger/Associated PressOctober 15th 2003 the Staten Island ferry crashed into a concrete pier killing eleven people and leaving 71 injured. It was later determined that...

January 19, 2008
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
USCG

Ship Security Officer Training Mandated For US Mariners

Effective January 1, 2008, mariners sailing in the capacity of Ship Security Officer (SSO) will have to show evidence of being “qualified” to hold that position. The SSO training requirement...

December 13, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
USCG

Where is my license? NMC / REC Delay Chart

For those mariners awaiting license review at the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center ( USCG NMC ) here’s a breakdown of the status of all applications. Capt. David Stalfort has...

November 14, 2007
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
USCG

NMC Newsletter Subscriptions Announced

The USCG just announced efficiency newsletters from the National Maritime Center. They tell us: The Coast Guard maintains an active public and industry awareness outreach program aimed at communicating information...

October 25, 2007
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