REC New York reopens in new location

(NEW YORK) — Regional Exam Center (REC) New York has reopened for examination services in the Federal Building at 201 Varick Street in Lower Manhattan. Specific information regarding the REC’s physical address, hours of operation, and entry requirements can be found on the REC New York webpage.

The new mailing address for REC New York is 201 Varick St., 9th Floor, Suite 904, New York, NY 10014, and mariner applications may still be e-mailed to


Mariner examination services will continue to be provided by appointment only. No walk-in appointments are available. Examination appointment request may be e-mailed to and should include the applicant’s name, mariner reference number, requested testing date(s), phone number and a copy of their approved to test letter(s).

The NMC Customer Service Center remains open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Mariners may reach the call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662) and

– National Maritime Center

By Professional Mariner Staff