>Final Rule: Large Passenger Vessel Crew Requirements

>The Coast Guard issued a final rule that allows for the issuance of merchant mariner credentials to certain non-resident aliens for service in the stewar’ds departments of large U.S. flag passenger vessels endorsed for coastwise trade. The final rule adopts, with minor non-substantive changes, the interim rule published on April 24, 2007. The rule comes into effect on October 19, 2009.