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Lapse in Appropriations & Partial Government Shutdown

Due to the partial government shutdown, the National Maritime Center (NMC) and all Regional Exam Centers (RECs) are closed until further notice.  Customer walk-in service is suspended.  Examinations and other REC appointments are cancelled, and REC appointment calendars are closed.  Applications may continue to be e-mailed or mailed in and will be processed when the shutdown is over.

The following limited operations will be maintained:

·         The Customer Service Center call center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.  You may reach the call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (4275662) and 

·         The NMC website will provide updates on NMC and REC operating status. 

·         Applications or mariner training provider documentation can be e-mailed or mailed and will be processed when the partial shutdown is over. 

·         For questions regarding credentialing issues related to national security, please contact our call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662) or

The NMC understands the partial shutdown may affect our industry customers and stakeholders and we apologize for any potential inconvenience.

Kirsten R. Martin
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Commanding Officer

National Maritime Center

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