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Old 02-28-2009
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I got my TWIC in December. I am not a licensed mariner, but I have to have one due to the fact that my work takes place in ports, and offshore oilfield facilities. So far I'll have to agree with Boasun. It seems like another way for the government to charge you for something. The reason I say this is that nothing has changed in the facilities I work in.
The Alabama State Port facilities still follow thier old requirement to have one of thier badges (including a twic) to work in thier facility. This seems to be the norm for any other port. These paper shufflers, once they institute a process to get into a facility, can't seem to GET RID of any excess paperwork.
TWIC was meant to be a universal document that different branches of Federal, State and Local Homeland Security was supposed to recognise. It just isn't happening, so I guess my $132.50 was a waste of money. I hope the feds enjoy it...
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