With all the conversations about the new MMC (Merchant Mariner Credential), and the fact that the Coast Guard apparently has decided that you can no longer get a printed license, here’s an interesting tidbit.
I’m sorry, did I write “license”? I meant “officer endorsement”.
I have read that the Coast Guard says that one of the reasons they don’t want to issue printed licenses anymore is the fact that they will be able to eliminate a lot of paper and printers and other infrastructure that goes along with handling said printed licenses. Uh huh. So, enter the new “Document of Continuity”. Have you seen one? You can, [B]here[/B]. This will pop up a cute little slideshow about how cool the new MMC is. Click through to slide number 9.
Or, just open the attached .jpeg