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Do you plan to get a TWIC ?

  • Yes

    Votes: 9 60.0%
  • No

    Votes: 6 40.0%
  • Maybe

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San Juan 26
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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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San Juan 26
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How out of hand is the TWIC? Mytown is home to the National Canal Museum and part of the attraction is a mule drawn canal barge. A two mile ride on an inland waterway that passes no military bases, ports or power plants. Nothing of national security interest unless you count the fish-ladder and damn. The five seasonal employees hired as mule-skinners all have to have a TWIC. Our congressman, who serves on the national security committee requested an exception and it was denied.

How are we safer because mule-skinners have a TWIC?
Do the mules have to have a TWIC too?:)
 
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