The TSA is granting a temporary exemption from requirements regarding the expiration of certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials due to COVID-19.
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations” to clarify temporary exemptions to credential expiration related to COVID-19.
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance has compiled the most frequently asked questions received from both facility owners/operators and Coast Guard facility inspectors, in order to assist facilities compliance with the TWIC – Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date Final Rule. Those FAQs are provided here for the convenience of our readers.
The National Maritime Center posted a bulletin to its website Nov. 13, 2018, to inform mariners applying for a Merchant Mariner Credential that they must list their occupation as Merchant Mariner on their TWIC applications. The Coast Guard relies on data provided by the Transportation Security Administration when evaluating MMC applications.
The semi-annual workshop was hosted at the offices of the American Chemistry Council. Attendees came from as far away as Seattle and New Orleans and represented 11 industry organizations that oversee thousands of MTSA-regulated vessels and over two hundred MTSA-regulated facilities that share common business models. Industries represented include passenger, ferry and gaming vessels, offshore service and towing vessels, chemical and barge fleeting facilities, and grain terminals.
The Coast Guard issued a final rule to require owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) as an access control measure.
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, DC to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Maritime Commons is providing you with an overview of Coast Guard remarks from ‘Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities’ public meeting, last week in Washington, D.C.
Tune in to the “Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities Public Meeting.” The public meeting will be live streamed on YouTube starting at 9:00 a.m. EST and is scheduled to run until 12:00 p.m. EST.