Coast Guard now accepting tankerman-on-tow applications
A new checklist and sample sea service letter are available on the NMC website
The following is the text of a news release from the National Maritime Center (NMC):
(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The Coast Guard is now accepting applications for Tankerman PIC Restricted to Fuel Transfers on Towing Vessels. A new checklist and sample sea service letter are available on the NMC website to assist mariners with these applications.
CG-MMC Policy Letter 01-17, Guidelines for Issuing Endorsements for Tankerman PIC Restricted to Fuel Transfers on Towing Vessels, was published on March 10, 2017, and provides additional information for employers and mariners. Endorsements will be issued in accordance with the provisions for a restricted tankerman endorsement (46 CFR 13.111(a)), in order to meet the requirement of 33 CFR 155.710(e)(1).
Questions or feedback on the policy should be directed to MMCPolicy@uscg.mil. The status of individual applications can be determined by contacting the NMC Customer Service Center using Live Chat, by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662), or via e-mail to IASKNMC@uscg.mil.