MARITIME CONSORTIUM INC.
Providing Guaranteed Compliance with the coast guard's drug
testing regulation, with over 9000 members

Maritime Guarantees you full compliance helping you avoid
the fines of $7500 a day for non compliance.

Use the sheet below to compare our services

With the Coast Guard's fines for noncompliance with drug and alcohol imposing a $7,500 per day/per violation penalty on any company, employers need to ensure that their testing program is in FULL compliance with the drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) states that whether a company runs its own drug testing program, or contracts it out to a Consortium/Third Party Administrator (C/TPA), the employer is responsible for "failure to implement any aspect of the program as required" and "cannot delegate responsibility for compliance." Therefore, any company found to be enrolled in a program that only puts them in partial compliance with the Coast Guard drug testing regulations will be subject to the same $5,000 per day/per violation penalty as those not in compliance at all.

At The Maritime Consortium, we guarantee, in writing, that we will put your company in 100% compliance with the Coast Guard regulations on drug testing: 46 CFR Parts 4, 5 and 16 and 49 CFR Part 40. We do this while at the same time guaranteeing you that our program is the lowest cost of any 100% compliant program.

Drug Testing Compliance Comparison Sheet

All information updated as of October 20, 2016

Compliance Services
(links to further descriptions)

The Maritime Consortium

Others? (see here for detail)

Drug and Alcohol Testing Services

   

Nationally Accredited Consortium

Yes

Probably not, check the list here

AllRandom drug tests included

Yes

Most charge a fee per test

All For-Cause tests included

Yes

Few offer inclusive fee

All collections at local site near your location included

Yes

Most charge extra $15 each

All MRO reviews of drug results included

Yes

Many charge extra

Pre-employment testing only $55

Yes

Many do not follow up

Serious Marine Accident M-PAK Kits, including both a drug test and an alcohol test, for compliance with the Coast Guard Rule as of June 20, 2006 Yes Nobody else includes both tests in a $15 kit.

Paperwork Submission

   

Annual MIS report to Coast Guard

Yes

Most charge extra or don't do

Maintain positive test results 5 years

Yes

Required, but do they do?

Maintain negative test results 1 year

Yes

Required, but do they do?

Preconfigured Audit form for Coast Guard review

Yes

Most do not provide

Compliance Materials

   

Drug Information Handbook

Yes

Few offer bound handbook

Company Policy on Drugs

Yes

Required, but do they do?

Employee Assistance Materials

Yes

Required, but do they do?

ID Cards for all employees/crew

Yes

Many do not have this

Waterproof "Drug Free Vessel" sticker

Yes

Nobody but Maritime

Free CD for members with 3+ crew

Yes

Most charge extra

Crew and Personnel Benefits

   

Free switching of crew in program when one leaves!

Yes

Nobody but Maritime

Form to check drug and alcohol testing record of crewmembers before hiring them

Yes

Probably not

Professional service and capabilities

Yes

Few have our staff depth

This website with forms and on-line applications

Yes

Nobody but Maritime

Toll free fax and telephone lines

Yes

Few have toll free fax

1-2 Day turnaround on all applications

Yes

Few offer this quick service

FedEx overnight service for $25 (most areas)

Yes

Most charge much more

   

Industry Credibility

   

Sponsored by NMCA & over 30 assns

Yes

Nobody but Maritime

Over 9,000 marine members nationwide

Yes

Nobody but Maritime

Serves marine firms exclusively since 1989

Yes

Nobody but Maritime

Written Guarantees

   

Match any price of any comparable program

Yes

Nobody but Maritime

Guarantee of 100% compliance

Yes

Nobody but Maritime

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