Mariner Medical Information

Publications and information to assist Mariners in the interpretation of Medical NVIC 04-08:

U.S. Coast Guard Publications

NVIC 04-08 CH 1 Medical and Phsyical Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials, Change 1
NVIC 04-08 Medical and Physical Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials
A Mariner's Guide to NVIC 04-08 - Medical and Physical Evaulation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials Pamplet

U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Manual - Chapter 4 addresses Physical Requirements for Mariners. This is a large file, and may take a few minutes to download. NVIC 04-08 supersedes the Marine Safety Manual where the two conflict.

Calculate Body Mass Index

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html - Most doctors will already have this, but this link provides a calculator to compute Body Mass Index.

Contacting the National Maritime Center

Website: http://www.uscg.mil/nmc
Status Check: http://homeport.uscg.mil
Help Desk: 1-888-IASKNMC (1-888-427-5662)
Email: iasknmc@uscg.mil
Medical Questions: marinermedical@uscg.mil