In addition to the requirements for a merchant mariner credential established elsewhere in this subchapter, and the basis for denial established in §§ 10.209, 10.211, and 10.213 of this subchapter, an applicant for a merchant mariner credential issued pursuant to this subpart must:
(a) Have been employed, for a period of at least one year, on a foreign flag passenger vessel(s) that is/are under the same common ownership or control as the U.S. flag large passenger vessel(s) on which the applicant will be employed upon issuance of a merchant mariner credential under this subpart.
(b) Have no record of material disciplinary actions during the employment required under paragraph (a) of this section, as verified in writing by the owner or managing operator of the U.S. flag large passenger vessel(s), on which the applicant will be employed.
(c) Have successfully completed an employer-conducted background check, to the satisfaction of both the employer and the Coast Guard.
(d) Meet the citizenship and identity requirements of § 12.40-11 of this subpart.
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