Notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. Coast Guard focuses on seafarers’ access to maritime facilities

Notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. Coast Guard focuses on seafarers' access to maritime facilities
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Monday published a notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Coast Guard to implement section 811 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281). This proposed rule would provide clear regulatory requirements for each facility owner or operator to provide seafarers associated with a vessel moored at the facility, and other individuals, access between...

Multi-agency strike force operation conducted in Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

Multi-agency strike force operation conducted in Los Angeles, Long Beach ports
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – A multi-agency strike force operation was conducted in an effort to enhance the safe movement of cargo while deterring and detecting contraband moving through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Dec. 3 and 5. The operation brought together 10 different agencies that included the Coast Guard, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration,...

Coast Guard to host public meetings on the TWIC Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard will host several public meetings concerning the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. These meetings are to receive comments on the NPRM published in the Federal Register March 22, 2013, under the title “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – Reader Requirements.” The Coast...

Coast Guard announces notice of proposed rulemaking for TWIC reader requirements

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday the Federal Register’s publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – Reader Requirements.” This NPRM proposes to establish electronic card reader requirements for certain Coast Guard-regulated vessels and facilities to use in controlling access to secure...

Coast Guard eases TWIC requirements for thousands of mariners

WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard announced Thursday publication of a policy letter that exempts a number of mariners from the requirement to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential when renewing or obtaining a Coast Guard-issued merchant mariner credential. The policy letter, effective as of Tuesday, provides immediate relief for mariners who otherwise would need to obtain a TWIC...

Coast Guard holds public meeting on identification credential Readers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a public meeting scheduled for Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va., 22202, to receive comments on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential TWIC — Reader Requirements.”

New Transportation Worker Identification Card Adds Extra Layer Of Security To Three U.S. Ports

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) was successfully implemented today in the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Hueneme thanks to the joint efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, local and state law enforcement, and the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Transportation Worker Identification Credentials Required for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard began enforcement of the Transportation Worker Identification Credentials for ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Tuesday.

New Transportation Worker Identification Card To Be Implemented At Three U.S. Ports

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Starting tomorrow, April 14, 2009, transportation workers must have the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to gain unescorted access to certain port facilities and vessels within the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Hueneme.