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UNIVERSITY-NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC LABORATORY SYSTEM Moss Landing Marine Laboratories 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039
 

Summary: UNIVERSITY-NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC LABORATORY SYSTEM
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039
(831)-771-4410 Fax (831) 632-4413 www.unols.org office@unols.org
An association of Institutions for the coordination and support of university oceanographic facilities
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Information for the UNOLS Community
April 8, 2008
The following information is being provided by the UNOLS Office on behalf of the UNOLS Council,
Research Vessel Operators Committee (RVOC) and Research Vessel Technical Enhancement
Committee (RVTEC) in order to offer some guidance to the scientific community using UNOLS Vessels
regarding the implementation of TWIC.
1. The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is designed to be a security
measure that will ensure individuals who pose a threat do not gain unescorted access to
secure areas of the nation's maritime transportation system. TWIC was established by
Congress through the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and is administered by
the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Coast Guard. Under the MTSA,
certain UNOLS vessels and port facilities are required to have approved Vessel Security
Plans (VSP) and Facility Security Plans (FSP) that make it necessary to implement TWIC
regulations as well. MTSA regulations regarding TWIC cards will be required after
September 25, 2008.

  

Source: Anchukaitis, Kevin - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences