USCG POLICY RE SERVICE ON ITC VESSELS

The USCG National Maritime Center has issued a policy letter which is available on their web site.

The USCG National Maritime Center (NMC) has issued Policy Letter No. 15-02 entitled Sea Service on Vessels Measured under the International Tonnage Convention (ITC) System. The letter provides guidance regarding U.S. credentialing requirements for a U.S. mariner to serve on a vessel to which ITC tonnage applies and the evaluation and application of such sea service for purposes of issuing licenses and STCW certificates.