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CAMM comments on Docket No. USCG-2013-0089, Merchant Mariner Medical Evaluation Program.
During the just completed Annual General Meeting CAMM amended and continued a position concerning guidelines for physical as follows:
Position 2011-01: USCG Physical Guidelines for Merchant Mariners
SUPPORT the International Labor Organization, Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (ILO-MLC 2006), Regulation 1.2 – Medical Certificate. (Amended 2013)
Note of Clarification: Adoption of ILO-MLC 2006, Regulation 1.2 - Medical Certificate would oblige the USCG to remove the medical fitness requirements from the certificate of professional competency currently required in the Merchant Marine Credential (MMC). An independent two (2) year Medical Certificate would be added to the MMC. Said Medical Certificate would be in compliance with MLC 2006, Regulation 1.2.
CAMM AGM 2013 in San Francisco Bay Area
The 2013 CAMM Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held April 24-26, 2013. Thank you to all who attended, and thank you to our slate fo PDC speakers and Keynote Speaker RADM Thomas Cropper, President of Cal Maritime, at our annual gala dinner. A summary of events will be included in the June edition of Sidelights.
"PONY" New York / New Jersey Chapter back in action
March 2013 – Thank you to Captains Frank Zabrocky, George Sandberg, Carl Winter and Ed Gras for assisting us locally with this endeavor. Members (and potential members) living in the greater New York / New Jersey area interested in joining the chapter, please contact Captain George Sandberg at email@example.com. Please check the Chapter web page for upcoming meetings!
Sidelights April 2013 out now!
President Captain R.J. Klein proposes new views and urges CAMM members to identify key “target positions” that CAMM will actively make a concerted effort to move them forward and attempt to resolve these issues.
Did you know?
If you are a active seagoing Master and a member of CAMM, you are automatically a member of the International Federation of Ship Masters Association (IFSMA). CAMM pays your membership dues. This entitles you to contact IFSMA for support if needed. It is also your voice at IMO. Since 1975 IFSMA has had Consultative Status at IMO as a non-governmental organization. This allows IFSMA to represent the views and protect the interests of seagoing Shipmasters. Check out the link to IFSMA on CAMM’s website for more information.
Oct. 27, 2010
CAMM Comments on USCG Proposed Rule: STCW Convention Regulation I/10, Recognition of Foreign Certificates
CAMM posted a response to Docket No. USCG–2010–0797, a proposal by the USCG of a policy recognizing foreign-issued STCW certificates for employment on certain U.S. documented vessels. The Council of American Master Mariners opposes the employment of any and all holders of foreign licenses, certificates, and/or documents on any American flagged vessel. Why? Read the full statement.