Recent news from the NMC

Trend in Failure to Disclose Convictions

If you have a conviction you MUST declare that conviction on every application, even if you have declared it before. This is from a recent NMC notice:

  • The National Maritime Center (NMC) has recently noted an increase in the number of applications submitted for Merchant Mariner Credentials in which applicants have not properly disclosed previous convictions in Section III of the CG-719B application form.
  • If an applicant pleads guilty or no contest, is granted deferred adjudication, or is required by a court to attend classes, make contributions of time or money, receive treatment, submit to any manner of probation or supervision, or forgo appeal of a trial court’s conviction, then the Coast Guard will consider the applicant to have received a conviction.
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Instructor and Director at Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC
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