New Merchant Mariner Credential

The U.S. Coast Guard announced a new merchant mariner credential (MMC) set to launch on March 1, 2024. This milestone marks the first comprehensive revision of the mariner credential in nearly a decade and is strategically designed to enhance both quality of service and security within the Marine Transportation System (MTS). U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 01-24, New Merchant Mariner Credential Passport Booklet Replacement, has been posted on the DCO’s MSIB Site and announced at the National Maritime Center (CG-NMC) Home Page ( Please visit these resources for more information on the credential.

Source: LNM District 1
Link: New Merchant Mariner Credential