National Maritime Center
Serving Our Nation’s Mariners
Lapse in Appropriations & Partial Government Shutdown
Due to the partial government shutdown, the National Maritime Center (NMC) and all
Regional Exam Centers (RECs) are closed until further notice. Customer walk-in service is
suspended. Examinations and other REC appointments are cancelled, and REC appointment
calendars are closed. Applications may continue to be e-mailed or mailed in and will be
processed when the shutdown is over.
The following limited operations will be maintained:
• The Customer Service Center call center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST,
Monday through Friday. You may reach the call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-
5662) and IASKNMC@uscg.mil.
• The NMC website will provide updates on NMC and REC operating status.
• Applications or mariner training provider documentation can be e-mailed or mailed
and will be processed when the partial shutdown is over.
• For questions regarding credentialing issues related to national security, please
contact our call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662) or IASKNMC@uscg.mil.
The NMC understands the partial shutdown may affect our industry customers and
stakeholders and we apologize for any potential inconvenience.
/K. R. Martin/
Kirsten R. Martin
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
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