NMC - Homeport...down?


#1

Greetings All,
Can any of you with an application at the NMC try to access your account through Homeport? I tried yesterday to check my status and got the following using both the app # and my last name:
Error - Problem Retrieving Application [B]The information you entered does not match the records in our database. There are numerous reasons why this may have occurred and does not necessarily mean that there is trouble with your application. We request that you contact the National Maritime center at IASKNMC@uscg.mil or [B] 1-888-IASKNMC[/B] so that we may review your record to ensure you receive the most accurate information possible. [/B]

Shades of the TWIC debacle? Hope not!
MTSKIER


#2

I just checked mine and it is working. When I applied for my Ballast Control Operator earlier this year I got the same message for several days in a row. Then I got my document in the mail. Maybe it is a glitch in their system once they mail out your document and close it out, maybe it erases your information instead of showing it being mailed. With that said your new license may be on its way. Below is my Chief Mate application. I will be glad when this is over.

Credential Status READY TO BE EVALUATED PQEB Transaction Type RAISES OF GRADE Status Information Your application for this credential completed initial processing on June 09, 2009 and is currently pending assignment to a Professional Qualifications Evaluator.


#3

I got the same message a couple weeks ago when the Evaluator approved my application and it was passed on to the Review Officer. Mine still says that, and apparently my approval letter has been mailed, but I’ve yet to see it.


#4

[FONT=arial]There is a Press Release highlighted on the NMC Homeport page concerning the 1st new Mariner Credential

[/FONT]Do you see the irony of issuing the 1st new credential to a Mariner that sails a desk and doesn’t need the thing to be employed as a “regulatory compliance manager for Hornbeck Offshore” while real sailors sit on the beach waiting to be processed and are out of work?

I’m sure she got special attention all the way through the system because she was attending that meeting and it was a good photo-op for the Coast Guard.


#5

Seadog- What are you talking about?


#6

Mtskier,
Your application has been processed, that is what the error is. I just recently went through this and called the NMC immediately and they said it was processed and I should receive my approval letter in the mail soon. Sure enough, a week later it was here. So what ever you have applied for, it has been processed. Hope this helps, fair seas and following winds,
SeaSpeed


#7

Captain Lee
He is talking about the FIRST NEW license passport style book that was given to a desk jockey at hornbeck marine. Photo concerning this event was published several weeks ago,


#8

[quote=Mr 100-ton;13774]Captain Lee
He is talking about the FIRST NEW license passport style book that was given to a desk jockey at hornbeck marine. Photo concerning this event was published several weeks ago,[/quote]

I gotcha, thanks.


#9

Well I hope that it means that it’s on it’s way…They couldn’t decide whether or not to abide by the CFR’s and include 100 Ton Master on my license so I told them to drop it for now. I’ll apply for it separately - sure am glad this was intended to improve efficiency and consistency! No one in our group has gotten their approval letter correct the first pass, most have had issues with the actual license not being complete, such as a fellow student who’s license just showed up with no towing endorsement…If it wasn’t such a financial hardship it would just be another pathetic example of the ineptitude of …</rant>…
MTSKIER
PS Here’s the CFR [COLOR=blue][FONT=Arial]
CFR Title 46 part 15-901 (a) excerpt below.[/COLOR][/FONT] (a) An individual holding a license as mate or pilot of inspected, self-propelled vessels of over 200 gross tons is authorized to serve as master on inspected vessels of less than 100 gross tons within any restrictions on the individual’s license.


#10

God forbid they should print something you’re qualified for on your MMC. That’s simply asking too much, sir.


#11

I swear, I never cease to be amazed at the incompetence.


#12

[QUOTE=mtskier;13806]
PS Here’s the CFR [COLOR=blue][FONT=Arial]
CFR Title 46 part 15-901 (a) excerpt below.[/COLOR][/FONT] (a) An individual holding a license as mate or pilot of inspected, self-propelled vessels of over 200 gross tons is authorized to serve as master on inspected vessels of less than 100 gross tons within any restrictions on the individual’s license.[/QUOTE]

Ah good, glad you found the cfr authorizing service as 100 Master. I sailed for years as a master on a 99 ton vessel with just a 1600 Mate. Just had to point out the cfr to the hiring manager first.