Partial Government Shutdown Shutters Coast Guard NMC, REC's

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 28, 2018

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 the call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662) or IASKNMC@uscg.mil.

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