Documents and Notices

M.E.B.A. HQ & Union Hall Operational Notices

M.E.B.A. Union Halls & Offices Closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day

M.E.B.A. West Coast Union Halls Closed on Tuesday, July 5 for "Bloody Thursday"

Ready for Job Call? Make Sure You Have These...

Members, Applicants Encouraged to Seek STCW ETO Endorsement; CMES Offers Guidance

All Ports Bulletin on DHS Essential Work

COVID-19/M.E.B.A. Guidance and Hiring Hall Practices (Updated 6/29/2020)

General COVID-19 Communications & Updates

Updated Passport Renewal Procedures for Mariners

NMC: Top Medical Certificate "Awaiting Information" Reasons

NMC: Top Five "Awaiting Information" Reasons for MMC Applications 


IMO Brochure: Maritime Human Rights Risks & the COVID-19 Crew Change Crisis

State Department - May 3, 2021 Notice Concerning Passport Renewals for Mariners

COVID-19 Vaccination for Seafarers & Shipping Companies, A Practical Guide

COVID-19 Legal, Liability & Insurance Issues arising from Vaccination of Seafarers

World Health Organization (WHO) - Updated Pandemic Guidance for Seafarer Safety

Interim CDC Guidance for Ships on Managing Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

TSA Exemption To Extend TWIC Expiration Dates

State Department - Notice to Mariners with Urgent Need for a Passport (April 13 2020)

TSA - COVID-19 - TWIC Enrollment Impact

COVID-19 Priority for Testing Patients - Graphic  (Public Health Service)

AFL-CIO: COVID-19 - Be Vigilant. Be Prepared. Don’t Panic

U.S. Coast Guard Notices (MSIBs, etc.)

MSIB-02-21 (Change 5) - COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the MTS

MSIB-02-22 - Cybersecurity Awareness & Action

MSIB-11-21 - Reporting Sexual Assaults on U.S. Vessels

Credentials Lost Due to Recent Midwest Tornadoes

MSIB-02-21 (Change 3) - COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System 

Update to Qualified Assessor Requirements

NMC: MMC Application Processing Time Update & Additional Info

MSIB-02-21 (Change 2) - COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System 

MSIB-13-20 (Change 3) - TWIC Operations

Coast Guard - FAQ for Mariners Regarding Mask Usage

MSIB-04-21 - COVID-19 Crew Change Issues

MSIB-02-21 (Change 1) - COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System

MSIB-02-21 - COVID-19 Safety Requirements in the Maritime Transportation System

CG-MMC Policy Letter No. 01-21 - Guidelines for STCW Endorsements for IGF Code Operations

MSIB-13-20 (Change 2) - TWIC Operations

MSIB 08-20 (Change 5) - Extension of MMCs, Med Certs & Course Approvals

MSIB-19-20 - Malicious Email Spoofing Incidents

MSIB 08-20 (Change 4) - Extension of MMCs, Med Certs & Course Approvals

NMC: Reopening of RECs Anchorage, Baltimore, Oakland, Portland, and St. Louis

NMC: Reopening of RECs Charleston, New Orleans & New York

MSIB-13-20 (Change 1) - TWIC Operations

NMC: Reopening of REC Seattle

NMC: Reopening of RECs Memphis, Miami, Long Beach, and Toledo

NMC: Course Approval Submissions

NMC: Reopening of REC Boston

Coast Guard: Temporary Guidance for Renewal of MMCs during the Pandemic

MMC Examinations - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Update (8-24-20)

MSIB-08-20 (Change 3) - Mariner Credentials - Extension of MMC Endorsements, Medical
Certificates & Course Approvals

Reopening of RECs Honolulu & Houston and MU San Juan

Coast Guard Announces Limited Reopening of Juneau REC, Ketchikan MU

NMC - Update on REC Closures (July 8, 2020)

MSIB-08-20 (Change 2) - Mariner Credentials - Extension of MMC Endorsements, Medical
Certificates & Course Approvals

MSIB-02-20 - Novel Coronavirus - Update (Change 5)

CG MMC Program - Processing of Mariner Appeals During Pandemic

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Member Solicitation

CG-MMC Policy Letter 01-20 - Affidavits for Mariner Credentialing

NMC - New Electronic Mail (E-mail) Renewal Examinations

MSIB-14-20 - COVID-19: Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extensions

MSIB-13-20 - Easing TWIC Requirements

NMC - COVID-19 - Update #2

MSIB-12-20 - COVID-19 - Vessel & Facility Response Plans

MSIB-11-20 - Maintaining Maritime Commerce and Identification of Essential Maritime Critical Infrastructure Workers

MSIB-10-20 - COVID-19 – Guidance for Maritime Operators on Compliance with Federal Drug Testing Requirements

MSIB-09-20 - Vessel Inspections, Exams, and Documentation

MSIB-08-20 - Extension of Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements and Medical Certificates

MSIB-07-20 - Novel Coronavirus – Port and Facility Operations (Change 1)

MSIB-07-20 - Novel Coronavirus – Port and Facility Operations 

MSIB-06-20 - Vessel Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death

MSIB-02-20 - Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 3)

MSIB Vol. XX, Issue 35 - COVID-19 Vessel Precautions

NMC: COVID-19 and Mariner Credentialing Program Impacts

M.E.B.A. Governing Documents

M.E.B.A. Constitution (Current as of March 20, 2017) (.pdf)

M.E.B.A. By-Laws (Current as of Jan. 2022) (.pdf)

M.E.B.A. Shipping Rules, as Amended 2021 (.pdf)

Merchant Officers’ Labor Alliance (MOLA) Between M.E.B.A. & MM&P (.pdf)

Forms & Application Packets - 

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M.E.B.A. Database Update (Change of Address) Form

   LMRDA: Know Your Rights
   Beck Rights (.pdf)
   Notification of General Motors/Beck Rights, Dues Check-off Revocations (.pdf)
   Non-Discrimination Notice (.pdf)

   M.E.B.A. Anti-Harassment Statement