The size and impact of Hurricane Sandy will be remembered for years to come and the significance of the storm will not be lost to the Coast Guard civilian volunteers who were part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Surge Capacity Force. Following Hurricane Katrina, a need was recognized for the federal government to be more responsive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Thus, the surge capacity force was created.
Back in July, the Compass posted on the Coast Guard’s Mariner Licensing and Documentation Program, which is now the Mariner Credentialing Program since the various licenses and documents have been consolidated into one passport-style Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). In that [...]
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 [...]