Coast Guard updates NVICs for four STCW endorsements

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard has published updates to several Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs) regarding guidelines on qualification for the following STCW endorsements:

• Master/chief mate 3,000 gt or more (NVIC 10-14, CH1)
• Master/chief mate 500 gt-3,000 gt (NVIC 11-14, CH1)
• OICNW 500 gt or more (NVIC 12-14, CH1)
• OICEW/DDE 750 kW/1,000 hp or more (NVIC 17-14, CH1)

Discussion of the changes can be found in each NVIC. For access to these publications, visit the NVICs tab on the National Maritime Center’s Regulations & Codes webpage.

Mariners and other providers should contact the NMC Customer Service Center via e-mail at or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662) with any questions.

By Professional Mariner Staff