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post #11 of 16 Old 03-02-2009
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If you have a USCG license, I don't believe getting a TWIC is optional. You have to get one.

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I have a USCG License. All licensed mariners and/or Z-Card holders are required to possess a TWIC.
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I'm a professional mariner with a TWIC card, I've had it for about a year now. I recently went aboard my vessel in Port Fourchon, La. and I showed my card to the 300 pound lady gate guard. This bright spark looked at my TWIC and said "whut dis is?".

I feel lots safer!
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Having a TWIC has sped up the processing time of renewing your license - I got my new MMC in 28 days. (Merchant Marine Credential: combination of a Merchant Marinerís Document (MMD), a Merchant Marinerís License (License), a Certificate of Registry (COR), and an International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Endorsement.)
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Thats good to know! I've never had a problem renewing my docs (knocking on wood now!) but anything that makes things easier I'm all for!
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I think it is also required for anyone who has to enter a secure area of a port facility. When I went for my photo and fingerprints there were 2 Canadian truckers waiting in line also. I saw a sign at the roadway entrance to Port Everglades in July that said "No TWIC No Entry"
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