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Medical Waivers

February 18, 2015:  Notice of Proposed Policy Clarification The Coast Guard asked for public comment on policy clarification of several conditions warranting medical waivers.  The three conditions in question are cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus and obstructive sleep apnea.  The proposed policy further specifies that narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia and other hypersomnias of central origin are medically disqualifying […]

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Oilers & Time-and-a-Half

This Final Rule amends the Coast Guard’s merchant mariner manning regulations to align them with statutory changes made by the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014. The Act allows oilers serving on certain offshore support vessels, towing vessels, and barges to be divided into at least two watches. This change increases […]

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