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Marine Certificate Actions

Marine certificate actions are heard first by the Coast Guard’s administrative law judges and may be appealed to the Coast Guard Commandant. The ruling of the Commandant may then be appealed to the NTSB. The Board follows the same appellate process in marine cases as it does when considering the initial decisions of its law judges in aviation cases. In 2012, the Board received one marine appeal.

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The provisions of this part govern all proceedings before the National Transportation Safety Board (Board) on appeals taken from decisions, on or after April 1, 1975, of the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, sustaining orders of an administrative law judge, revoking, suspending, or denying a license, certificate, document, or register in proceedings under: (a) R.S. 4450, as amended (46 U.S.C.239); (b) Act of July 15, 1954 (46 U.S.C. 239ab); or (c) Section 4, Great Lakes Pilotage Act (46 U.S.C. 216(b)). After the merchant marine has gone through the ALJ and the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, he/she may appeal to the NTSB. The NTSB is the second level of appeal.
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