Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Merchant Mariner Document Considered

New Passport Style Merchant Mariner Document? From Red Right Returning


From Red Right Returning:
The USCG has been contemplating combining all your credentials into one place, and an idea that is gaining traction is a "passport" style booklet.


Non-U.S. merchant mariners often have a seaman's book instead of the U.S. style card. The advantage of a book is that it is stamped with the ship's stamp, each mariner is associated with a ship. Your ID shows what ship your are on. U.S. mariners often have to carry two IDs, both the seaman's card (Z-Card) and a ship's ID.

Stealing a line from RRR's Capt Douglas Gould - You saw it here first (unless you saw it someplace else already...)

K.C.

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