Transportation Worker Identification Credential TWIC deadline to begin Saturday

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard reminds port facility workers and related industries, that beginning Saturday a TWIC will be required for access to waterfront facilities that are regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act, 2002.

This will apply to all regulated facilities in Wash., Ore., Idaho and Mont. The Coast Guard requests that all personnel who have enrolled in the TWIC program who have not picked up and activated their TWIC to do so as soon as possible to preclude delays in accessing port facilities.

Personnel are reminded that they must return to the center where they enrolled in order to have their card activated. Many centers are open for extended hours and on Saturday to support the activation and enrollment process.

Additional information and a framework showing expected compliance dates by Captain of the Port Zone is available on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Homeport Web site at

Captain of the Port Zone maps with ports annotated are available on that Web site under General Information, COTP Zone Maps. You may also call 1-866-DHS-TWIC 1-866-347-8942 or 1-877-MTSA-AID 1-877-687-2243 for more information. For assistance via e-mail, please send queries to

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