Update on Merchant Mariner Credentialing Endorsements

Qualifying mariners will be issued STCW endorsements for Basic and Advanced International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low Flashpoint Fuels (IGF) Code Operations if they have completed the STCW requirements and ask for the endorsement, the National Maritime Center announced Tuesday.

Applications for IGF Code Operations endorsements should be sent in accordance with CG-MMC Policy Letter 01-21. National endorsements for IGF Code Operations will not be issued by the National Maritime Center.

Inquiring mariners should reach out to the Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division at MMCPolicy@uscg.mil or 202-372-2357. Visit https://www.dco.uscg.mil/national_maritime_center/ for more.

By Pacific Maritime