About MCBA Drug & Alcohol Program

It is each member’s responsibility to keep the MCBA Drug & Alcohol office informed of his or her whereabouts. This is easy to do; just drop us a card in the mail, email or call (include your four digit ID number); make sure you give us enough advance notice. . . before not after.

Any questions about the MCBA Random Drug & Alcohol Program should be directed to MCBA Drug Administrator/Coordinator. Contact information will be found on the back of your MCBA Drug & Alcohol ID card.

Did You Know?

MCBA requires Background Checks for New Members (DOT) Regulation, 49 CFR part 40.25, paragraph “J,”

Note: MCBA has added this membership requirement so that MCBA members do not have to request a background check when they choose to hire another MCBA member Captain, mate or if you go to work for another MCBA marine employer. A current MCBA membership card is proof for your new employer that you have already completed a pre-employment drug test and drug program background check.

In addition, MCBA keeps the necessary confidential records for drug and alcohol program participation so MCBA participant members do not have to. And keeps these records and documents available to the USCG 9th District DAPI (Drug & Alcohol Program Inspector).

Did You Know?

LexisNexis® Screening Solutions, the company hired by the MCBA to ensure fair and equal random selection procedures are conducted for all captains and mates, uses a random computer-generated process to select from the complete MCBA drug membership. LexisNexis does not know age, sex or MMC level. 8
MIS Report: MCBA maintains necessary records for the MIS (Management Information System). MIS requires that records and documents be maintained and available to participants and the USCG.

These records include:
• chemical tests with positive or non-negative results for 5 years
• chemical test with negative results for 1 year
• all participants receiving EAP training
• previous annual MIS reports
• drug program background checks

The MCBA Drug & Alcohol Program maintains these records so the membership does not have to. However, members need to be aware that these records are being maintained as required by regulation.

What is a Serious Marine Incident?

Casualty resulting in:
1. Death
2. Injury requiring medical treatment beyond first aid
3. Damage in excess of $100,000
4. Actual/constructive loss of vessel
5. Injured individual unfit to perform routine duties
6. 10,000 gallon spill or more
7. Hazmat spill of a reportable quantity
Use Coast Guard form CG-2692 to report Serious Marine Incident. Requires Drug & Alcohol Testing
Marine employer responsible to test:
• All Mariners directly involved
• Drug and alcohol testing
• Mariners shall provide sample
Report test results on CG-2692B and attach to CG-2692 report


Mailing Address: 9760 Judd Road Willis, MI 48191 1-800-622-2971

Due to an issue with AV equipment, the passenger vessel workshop will be held at Wayne County Community College - Downtown Campus. The address is listed below. All of the emails I received from RSVP have been notified. Please spread the word widely. We will have a member from CG Sector Detroit at the previous location for those that don't get the word, but don't want anyone to miss out on any of the info being passed. Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019 between 8 AM and 12:30 PM

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, is hosting an Uninspected Passenger Vessel (UPV) Workshop at the Wayne County Community College Downtown Campus to provide information to charter vessel owners/operators. Attendees will become familiar with federal and state charter vessel regulations, federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements, what to expect when boarded by law enforcement on the water, U.S. Coast Guard merchant mariner credentialing processes, legal liability considerations when operating a vessel commercially, how to schedule a Coast Guard Auxiliary voluntary safety exam and how and who to report illegal charter vessel operations. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with federal and state maritime law enforcement, as well as other operators. Our hope is this workshop will reduce the number of illegal charter vessel operations, which place the public at risk, especially when these vessels are operated by untrained/inexperienced mariners or without proper safety equipment.

Download an agenda (click here)

Location: Wayne County Community College Downtown Campus, 801 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226, Frank Hayden Community Room, Room 236
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019 between 8 AM and 12:30 PM
Parking: Free in Lot #3