are links or contacts pertinent to the maritime industry and are all
used in our curriculum. Scroll down and link to the publication of intrest.
National Maritime Center
The main site for all your communication with the Big Boys.
Here you will find the latest information concerning your
application, updates, new procedures, etc. Also available are "fillable" forms. In short, it has it all.
links to contact local Coast Guard and Regional Exam Centers (REC) regarding
applications and licensing. Addresses, phone numbers and
web addresses are provided
line appointments for REC
As part of the
ongoing merchant marine licensing centralization project all RECs are
now set up for on-line appointments. Mariners desiring an appointment
at an REC (including Seattle) may do so by first clicking on the link
above, then clicking on the appropriate state where the REC of their
choice happens to be located. So for example, to make an appointment
at REC Puget Sound (Seattle), first click on the link, then on Washington
State, which then maps you to our particular REC's web page, which then
contains a link for appointments.
As stated on the web page, mariners are highly encouraged to make an
appointment prior to coming to the REC. In other words, those who took
the time to make appointments will take priority over walk-ins.
Original Licensed captains will need to apply for
and obtain a Transportation Workers Identification
Credential. TWIC is basically
an ID card. Information is available at the site above.
Hint: go to TWIC FAQ's and scroll down to find locations of enrollment
centers. You also can pre register and facilitate the process
for a smaller fee. You will need to bring your SS card, Drivers License or Passport or Birth Certificate. In most cases, you may show up at the TWIC center on a first come basis.
A receipt for your TWIC card is accepted for application filing.
Currently there is a 6 week turn around and fees are $129. Renewals are currently $60 (every 5 years). It is NOT required that you renew your TWIC - and if you opt for this then go to "Downloads" for waiver form.
line status of your License application
Here's a new
feature that allows either individual applicants (and/or employers of
same) to check on the status of one's merchant marine application on-line.
Simply follow the below steps:
1. Click on blue address above to link to web site
2. Click on the "Merchant Mariners" link located on the left
3. Click on the "Merchant Mariner Application Status"
4. Enter the mariner number / application ID, or the last name, last
four digits of SSN, and date of birth.
U.S. Maritime Hats, Shirts & Apparel
As of April,
2004 the Coast Guard is no longer printing Notice To Mariners.
They are only available electronically. This site should work.
Light Lists are available
for viewing and downloading at this link however the General Information
front matter is not available at this time
Coast Pilots are now being published privately.
also may be viewed and downloaded at this link
No.1 Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms
This publication is still being
published by the government but
may be viewed and downloaded
of the Road
The definitive publication
of the rules published by the Department
of Homeland Security.
We include this text in hard copy for all
classes, but it may be downloaded
and viewed here as well.
of the Road study shareware
is a good shareware program for studying the Rules. It fits
into our class discussion of the Rules.
This site offers actual Coast
Guard Exam questions on the
various subjects encountered
at the REC testing. If you are using our home study program to
prepare for CG examinations it is a
good site to utilize.
of Federal Regulations
CFR is now available at this link
This is a Coast Guard generated
gross tonnage calculation program that you can use to determine the
gross tonnage of your vessel. It is simple to use and does the
calculations automatically after plugging in specs.
This site will get you information
concerning your Documented
Documentation Data retrieved using craft name
This will search for information
on a documented vessel using
the name of the vessel
Documentation Data retrieved using craft registration #
This will search for information
concerning your vessel using the
Great sites for learning