National Maritime Center announces storm closure

The following is the text of a news release from the National Maritime Center:

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — Due to a weather advisory of high snow accumulation, the National Maritime Center (NMC) may be closed Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15. The NMC will work hard to answer all requests received during this absence, but delays in response time are possible.

Regional Examination Centers (RECs) Toledo, Baltimore, New York and Boston may also be impacted. Please refer to the individual REC website pages for each REC’s status and instructions on rescheduling of canceled appointments. You may contact the NMC with any questions during normal business hours via Live Chat, by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662), or via e- mail at

By Professional Mariner Staff