Membership Application | Details on the Regulation | Download an Enrollment Application (pdf)
provides all the program requirements of the Coast Guard, plus other
important benefits -- all included in one simple flat fee:
Coast Guard Required:
Letter of Compliance
Each enrolled company will receive a formal Letter of Compliance for
use during a Coast Guard review or audit of the member firm's random
drug testing program. This document will list all Captains and crew
enrolled in the random testing program.
Quality Random Testing and Notification Procedures
The Maritime Consortium uses a sophisticated computer program to make
the random testing selections out of our pool. The computer systems
used by Maritime are state of the art, which ensures objectivity and
A Collection Site for Specimen Collection
Consortium has nearly 5000 collection sites throughout the U.S. Your
company will be given a site within thirty (30) miles of the company's
main address whenever possible.
A Company Drug Handbook Containing the Coast Guard Rules
Each enrolled company will receive a copy of the DOT/Coast Guard
regulations (46 CFR part 16 and 49 CFR 40) which can be used as a
reference source for the company. The regulations will appear as part
of a Drug Handbook provided to each enrolled company.
Company Policy Statement
Each enrolled company will receive a written company policy statement
on drug use. This statement should be signed by the owner of the firm
and posted in a location where it is in full view to all company
employees. The Consortium also provides a policy statement for all
employees to sign.
Medical Review Officers and NIDA Certified Laboratories
The Maritime Consortium uses a staff of Medial Review Officers to
interpret every drug test result. The laboratories used by Maritime are
certified and inspected by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and
SAMHSA for testing accuracy.
Employee Assistance Program Training Materials
Each enrolled company will receive training materials on drug abuse.
Firms with three or more employees will also receive a sixty minute
cd-rom for drug training. After their training, employees will sign a
copy of the company drug abuse policy statement.
Additional Maritime Consortium Features.
Each enrolled Captain or crewmember will be issued a laminated
identification card. These cards are to be used as proof of the
employee's/contractor's enrollment in the random testing program.
Drug Free Vessel Sticker
Each company will receive a nine inch high, six inch wide Drug Free
Vessel sticker. This three color sticker is waterproof and sunproof,
and has proven to be an excellent means to display your company's
compliance with the drug testing regulation.
Toll Free Support on the Coast Guard Drug Testing Regulation
Maritime Consortium staff are fully knowledgeable on the marine
industry and the Coast Guard's regulation concerning the drug testing
regulation. Consortium staff are in constant contact with the U.S.
Coast Guard Headquarters.