Merchant Mariner Credential Verification
Posted by LT Connie Braesch, Thursday, July 23, 2009
Earlier, the Compass blogged about the Coast Guard Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MLD) program. To further enhance the MLD program, the National Maritime Center (NMC) has launched a web-based electronic verification capability for Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC).
This real-time verification enables employers, shipping companies, inspectors, boarding officials, insurance providers, mariners, and anyone else who wants to check the validity of a MMC to do so quickly and easily online. All the person needs is basic credential information to conduct a search and since all of the information generated by the search is public information, it is not subject to privacy act protection.
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