United States Coast Guard issues information on TWIC and MMC
Mar 17, 2023
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United States Coast Guard has issued two marine safety information bulletins regarding the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC).
Updating Contact Information for TWIC and MMC Eligibility Determinations
MMC applicants or holders who have had their TWIC application denied or TWIC revoked, as a result of a Transportation Security Administration Security Threat Assessment, may pose a security threat and may have their MMC revoked.
Failure to obtain or remain eligible to hold a TWIC may serve as a basis for the denial of an MMC application or as a basis for suspension and revocation action(s) against an MMC, under 46 U.S.C. §§ 7702 and 7703.
Mariners who receive a TWIC Preliminary Determination of Ineligibility letter from the TSA and intend to appeal TSA’s determination or seek a waiver should promptly respond to TSA to mitigate potential TWIC and/or MMC denial or revocation.
On December 23rd, 2022, the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (H.R. 7776) was signed into law, which includes section 11804 (c) that delays the implementation of Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements for covered facilities until at least May 8th, 2026.