The Coast Guard Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting an intersessional meeting of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (N-MERPAC) subcommittee on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault–Prevention and Culture Change in the Merchant Marine.

The subcommittee will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams on Feb. 16, and Feb. 17. The meeting will convene 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. on both days (all times EST).

N-MERPAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the commandant of the Coast Guard on matters relating to personnel in the U.S. Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.

This subcommittee gathers industry input to develop recommendations to the Coast Guard for the prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the maritime industry.

Anyone who is not part of the N-MERPAC e-mailing list and would like to attend this subcommittee meeting should contact the Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Ms. Megan Johns Henry at [email protected].