Coast Guard announces notice of proposed rulemaking for TWIC reader requirements

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

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...

Licensing Process for Minnesota guide and outfitters changed

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters working group has identified strategies aimed at promoting awareness and compliance with licensing requirements for Operators of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV), while ensuring a sensible level of public safety and security.

Coast Guard and partner agencies conduct security checks in Port of Baltimore

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard, along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Transportation Security Administration worked together today in a multi-agency security operation at the Maryland Port Administration’s Dundalk Marine Terminal to maintain port security and compliance with state and federal regulations.

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.

Coast Guard reminds Port Facility Workers of TWIC deadline April 15

SEATTLE – Coast Guard District 13, reminds Port Facility Workers and related industries, that April 15, 2009 is the national deadline for implementation of the Transportation Workers Identification Credential TWIC at U.S. Maritime facilities.