A TOSS is needed in applying for Merchant Mariner Licensing.
We provide Transcripts of Sea Service (TOSS) only for Coast Guard members, and former Coast Guard members, who want to receive their Mariners License. The TOSS will chronicle the vessels that a Coast Guard member served aboard during their career. This Sea Duty may have been on either a Sea Pay or Non-Sea Pay eligible vessels but must have been documented. However, we do not chronicle vessels on the TOSS form for sea time as a Cadet.
We do not provide:
We do not provide small vessel documentation, please go to the Merchant Maritime Center (NMC) and download the Small Vessel Sea Service m CG-719S.
Note: We do not chronicle vessels on the TOSS form for sea time as a Cadet.
Note: USCG PPC does not process the SF 813. Per the instructions on the form, the form must be sent to NPRC at the below address or submitted online at www.archives.gov
National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138-1002
Be advised, CG members must allow 6 months after retirement date before submitting request to NPRC.
Supporting the Transition of Active Duty Service Members and Military Veterans Into the Merchant Marine
In order to ensure timely delivery of an accurate TOSS, and to meet the requirements outlined in Presidential Executive Order 13860, service members separating/retiring from the Coast Guard, who have creditable sea service and who desire to obtain a merchant license, shall submit a TOSS request no less than 90 days prior to the date of separation/retirement. Service members with creditable sea time who are separating/retiring and who are certain they will pursue a merchant license are encouraged to submit a TOSS request as early as practicable during their final tour.
To Request a TOSS
For TOSS requests the individual or SPO should contact PPC Customer Service by submitting a trouble-ticket or via fax to (785) 339-3765 and provide the following information:
- Requestor's full name
- Requestor's EmpID (or if no EmpID a SS#)
- Requestor's approximate period(s) of service
- Requestor's desired manner and address to have the TOSS sent to them (i.e., email or postal mail)
- Latest DD-214s received upon leaving the service (if prior service)
- A list of the vessels the member has served on and thinks should be included on the TOSS.
Last Modified August 12, 2022