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Do You Need a TWIC?

USCG Policy Letter 11-15 states who is not required to enroll in the TWIC program. The short answer is two part. If you have NEVER enrolled in the TWIC program than you will need to enroll in it for the original … Continue reading

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How to Get a Captain License

Getting a professional mariner license, AKA Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), is not a spontaneous action; it is a process that requires planning and perseverance. The application that you present to the Coast Guard will consist of several CG 719 series forms, along with … Continue reading

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Ordinary Seaman (OS) Rating

Ordinary Seaman (OS) is an entry level National Rating Endorsement on the MMC (Merchant Mariner Credential). This is the equivalent of an apprenticeship position, and is the minimum rating required to serve as a deckhand on sea going merchant vessels … Continue reading

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How to Get a Captain’s License

Professional Captain licenses are issued by the US Coast Guard as a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) National Officer Endorsement. The term “Merchant Mariner” is a collective term that applies to all professionally credentialed mariners; the term “National” refers to a credential … Continue reading

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