b'COAST GUARD REPORTElectronically-Signed Documents Now Accepted by National Maritime Center T he National Maritime Center (NMC) hasannouncedthatitwillnowac-cept electronic signatures (e-sign) on allCG-719seriesformsandallsupporting documentation therein for merchant mariner credentials (MMCs), medical certificates, and courseapprovals.Marinerapplicantsmay e-sign applications and supporting documen-(360) 457-5752sales@brixmarine.com tationusingsoftware-generatedelectronic signatures (e.g., Microsoft Word, Adobe Acro-bat, etc.) on the CG-719 series of forms and other supporting documentation to include, butnotlimitedto,seaservice,assessments, marinertrainingdocumentation,andquali-fied assessor and designated examiner requests. Anysubmissionmissingsignatureswillbe returned to the mariner or course provider. Requirementstoe-submityourMMCap-plication to a regional examination center, or to MEDAIP@uscg.mil for medical certificate applications, have not changed. E-mailingyourapplicationande-signing yourdocumentsisthepreferredmethod forsubmission.Pleasenote,whiletheU.S. Coast Guard can accommodate e-mails with attachments up to 35MB in size, verify any size restrictions your e-mail provider may have pri-or to sending. Missing information will cause applications to be delayed or rejected.If you have any questions, you can contact theNMCCustomerServiceCenterat IASKNMC@USCG.mil,1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662), or by visiting the NMC website. FOGHORN 38'