Hello, has anyone got a merchant mariners license renewal with PTSD on their medical record? I would imagine a good waiver and letter from the DR would be needed. Just wanted ask if anyone else has gone through the process or is this going to end my career and passion?
PTSD shouldn’t be a problem.
We have had a few “disabled” veterans with PTSD onboard.
The maritime schools heavily recruit disabled veterans because the VA will pay for all of their training. PTSD and hearing loss seem to be the most common “disabilities.” These guys are cash cows for the schools.
The VA would not be paying for maritime training for these guys with PTSD, if they were not able to get MMCs and Medical Cards from the USCG.