We’ve spent years digging through the all of the rules and regulations that are available from the USCG and in the US Code of Federal Regulations to build MM-SEAS
To clear up a common misconception, your documents are not kept at the NMC but instead sent to the National Archives after your license has been issued.
To get them back from the archives takes a little while but is pretty easy.First: Fill out the Correspondence Request. Pro-tip: Select "Copy of Entire Record"
Second: Print it, Sign it and Scan it
Then Email it to: OSC-SMB-NMC-4-Correspondence@uscg.mil
It will take a couple of months but out of the blue you will get a package in the mail!