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Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Every year SOCP recognizes members that extraordinarily support and display outstanding achievement and engagement within the maritime industry and our organization.

This year's awards are proudly presented to:

The 2021 SOCP Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Nuns Jain, MARAD, "Since the inception of SOCP, Nuns has been a champion of the organization. I cannot think of anyone who has been as dedicated to the goal of collaboration throughout the Maritime industry." Jason Toth, SOCP President. This is only the second time in the history of SOCP that this award has been presented.

The 2021 Charles Pillsbury Appreciation Award is presented to Captain Elizabeth Simmons, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, for her extraordinary support of SOCP and efforts to engage Future Leaders in the industry.

The 2021 John Dumbleton Service Award is presented to Captain Jerry Pannell, STAR Center, for his outstanding achievement and engagement in SOCP projects and meeting leadership.

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In accordance with federal regulations, duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials may be issued free of charge to mariners whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of recent tornadoes in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Affected mariners should follow the steps below to obtain an expedited replacement credential:

Provide a statement of loss to the National Maritime Center (NMC) via fax at 1-304-433- 3412 or via e-mail at The statement should contain the following:

  • Mariner’s full name

  • Mariner’s date of birth

  • Mariner’s reference number (MRN) (if you don’t know the MRN, include the mariner’s social security number)

  • The mailing address that the replacement credential should be sent to Current phone number and/or e-mail address that the NMC can use to contact the mariner with questions, if necessary

  • Description of the circumstances surrounding the loss/destruction of the credential.

Unless otherwise requested, any duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials issued per the request process above will include a corresponding Medical Certificate, if previously issued. We will make every effort to have duplicate credentials mailed out the next business day. Alternatively, mariners may submit form CG-719B, Application for Merchant Mariner Credential, to one of the Regional Exam Centers with the information above. If your credential is unserviceable due to damage or your lost credential is subsequently found, that credential should be mailed to the National Maritime Center.

If you have questions or feedback regarding duplicate credentials, please contact the National Maritime Center via our Online Chat or Ticketing System, by e-mailing, or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).

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Monday, November 22, 2021 at 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Opening Remarks

  • Ms. Lucinda Lessley - Chair, CMTS Coordinating Board; Acting Administrator , Maritime Administration

  • RADM John Mauger - Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, US Coast Guard


  • Dr. Marissa Baker - Assistant Professor & Industrial Hygiene Program Director, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington.


  • Present results of the “US Merchant Mariner Mental Health Needs Assessment during COVID-19” Survey

~ To Access the Webinar ~

Telcon: 844-800-2712; Access Code: 199 311 8169#

Note: Please log-in at the above link 30 minutes in advance to download any plug-ins and test your system’s compatibility with Webex. For more information, please contact Nuns Jain at WG19@CMTS.GOV

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