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MARSEC News and Events


Check out our online course!

Awareness Level Training for all other Vessel and Facility Personnel is now available online!

This training meets the requirements of 33 CFR 104.225 for vessels and 33 CFR 105.215 for facilities.  This is a PowerPoint “bullet style” course. The course is self -paced.  Upon completion of the course and test MARSEC will issue a certificate attesting that certificate holder received the required training listed in 33 CFR 104.225 and 33 CFR 105.215.


Go to registration for Awareness Level Course.  Please allow up to 24 hours to receive student login information.

Drill Packages Now Available

A spreadsheet-based program that gives suggested scenarios, tracks your drills and provides tracking forms for your record keeping requirements. Includes drill scenarios.

1 year (4 drills) –  $120.00

5 year (20 drills) – $500.00

Compliance Documentation

Having trouble keeping your required compliance documents together?  Let us help organize your compliance documentation process!

Contact us about our Facilities 365 program and we’ll get you started.

Also offered as Vessel 365 for vessel compliance issues.

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National Security

Homeland Security to create new office focused on countering weapons of mass destruction

In her first move as Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen announced a plan to create an office focused on countering weapons of mass destruction. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)

By Nick Miroff December 7, 2017

Department of Homeland Security officials said Thursday they will establish an office to better protect the United States from potential large-scale terrorist attacks.

Newly confirmed DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was sworn in Wednesday, said the goal of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office will be to “elevate and streamline DHS efforts to prevent terrorists and other national security threat actors from using harmful agents, such as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear material and devices to harm Americans and U.S. interests.”

The CWMD office will be led by James F. McDonnell, a former Navy officer appointed by President Trump last summer to head DHS’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.

[Senate confirms Kirstjen Nielsen to lead Homeland Security]

In a statement Thursday, Nielsen said McDonnell will oversee a consolidation of the 240,000-employee agency’s efforts to plan for and protect the nation from major attacks.

“The United States faces rising danger from terrorist groups and rogue nation states,” Nielsen said. 

“That’s why DHS is moving towards a more integrated approach,” she added. “As terrorism evolves, we must stay ahead of the enemy and the establishment of this office is an important part of our efforts to do so.”


National Maritime Center

Providing Credentials to Mariners

Release of HOMEPORT 2.0

On October 17, 2017, HOMEPORT 2.0 was launched. HOMEPORT has a different user interface but much of the same information is available. The update did not affect the Merchant Mariner Sea Service Renewal Calculator or Merchant Mariner Certificate printing. The following applications are available for use; however, the search functions have been modified

·       Merchant Mariner Application Status: Mariners will be able to search by Reference number (Mariner number) and Application ID. Reference number and application ID can be found in the automated emails sent once your application has been received. If you are not receiving status update e-mails and would like to, please contact the NMC via Chat, via e-mail (, or by phone at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).


·      Merchant Mariner Credential Verification: Users will be able to perform a Document Search by Document Number and Document Type, a Single Mariner Search by Reference Number and Last Name, and a Multiple Mariner Search by Reference Number and Last Name

Searches using the Last Name, Date of Birth, and the last four number of the Social Security Number will no longer be available.

Links to the HOMEPORT Merchant Mariner Application Status and Merchant Mariner Credential Verification can be found on

NMC’s homepage.If you are having technical difficulties with HOMEPORT 2.0, contact HOMEPORT at 304-262- 5971 or 877-872-4999 or via email at


/K. R. Martin/ Kirsten R. Martin

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Commanding Officer