Step 3: Write an Affidavit Describing the Loss

Upon request and without examination, a mariner may be issued a duplicate credential after submitting an application with an affidavit describing the circumstances of the loss. The Coast Guard will only issue the duplicate credential after confirming the validity of the mariner's credential and, beginning April 15th, 2009, the validity of the mariner's Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (46 Code of Federal Regulations 10.229 (a)).