Hello everyone. My son is set to go to sea after this Trimester (ends tomorrow) however, there is a big roadblock. After following orders, as directed, all paperwork was submitted to the office of Shipboard Training for application of something called a "Merchant Mariner Credential" MMC. Now, just this week, his ATR tells him and many many many others, they do not have their MMC's and they are F'd (that'a a quote). The ATR has ordered in very strong language to not bother anyone about this, it will get there when it gets there. Captain Albert, head of Shipboard Training will not talk with him or anyone other mid about this. The mids (about 30 of them) have found out they, can track the progress of this MMC application and see that their packages were just FedEx'd this week and it take months normally to get this credential. They (the mids) did what they were asked to do months ago and it appears someone dropped the ball. Does anyone out there know how this can be expedited? The mids are being stonewalled and the clock for their first sea year is going to start ticking after Friday. They (KP or whoever) will not find them a ship until these MMC's come in.....wow...for all the hype of this being a great experience (sea year) it is getting off to a very rocky start. Any help, advice, intervention would be greatly appreciated.