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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