Friday, May 2, 2008

TWIC confusion continues

OMG! How can this TWIC issue be so full of confusion? Somebody read my blog post "Does My Boat Need a TWIC?" and mis-interpreted it to mean that he and his captains didn't need to get TWIC cards....

The purpose of my post about boats was to point out that most marine assistance vessels will not have to comply with the secure area rules imposed on larger towing vessels and passenger boats. These rules could even include installing TWIC card readers and other security measures.

This vessel security issue is separate from the requirements for all licensed mariners to get a TWIC card. Everyone who holds a captain's license must get a TWIC card by September 25, 2008.