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TWIC enrollment

Just curious how many OUPV (Six Pack) holders have enrolled in the new TWIC federal program?? Sure seems to be just another tax/license scheme to me. Will probably never have anyone ask for it. All the other Captain's got yours yet??
May 11, 2009 at 7:40pm
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duckslayer88 Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 8:17pm
tax break

i got my twick card to work in the plant and it is suppose to help eliminate the "illegal aliens" from taking our jobs, but you do know that you claim that 135 dollars on taxes an you get it back right?

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southern151 Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 8:23pm
TWIC for the plants...

That's why I had to get mine but I never thought that it would have an effect on fishing captains.



TWIC=Transiate Workers Identification Card...I thought this was for truckers entering federal trade zones(plants) as well as for employees and contractors within the facility.



I hate to open a can of worms here or sound stupid but what does this have to do with someone taking people fishing?



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Capt. Ricky Brondum-Speck Chaser Charters Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 8:41pm
TWIC

s151 That is what I thought also. Supposedly anyone with a Merchant Marine document from the C. G. will have to have it. Other Capt's may want to check into it.

LaElvis Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 8:56pm
TWIC

Oilfield workers too...just another way for Obama and NWO to control and keep track of law abiding citizens.....READ....this for the TRUTH about what is happening to what used to be the U S A!!!!!!!



http://repubx.com/



http://www.prisonplanet.com/



http://www.infowars.com/



http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/blog1/



http://www.endthefed.us/

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southern151 Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 9:04pm
LAElvis...

While I am NO sort of Obama fan, this twic deal has been several years in the making. It was only put into effect last year. I believe that the first I heard of it was in 06.



I can kinda see the CG thing since they are a BIG part of TWIC. What I don't understand though is that if you are only passing by the facility(and not really that many unless you're on the MS river), what does this have to do with you?



I can see their next move being that anyone that boards your vessel for a trip be cleared with the same documents as well. I hate to put a curse or kink in the business but don't be surprised if it happens or at least some sort of CG clearance. I'm also waiting on it to be illegal to go within x-amount of miles from an offshore rig.

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fishntahoe Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 9:09pm
TWIC

I got my 6-pak license a few months ago and they insisted that I get a TWIC card or there would be fines. In my opinion it is pointless because I will never go through any ports where it will be needed. I think the deadline was in March or April.

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LaElvis Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 9:25pm
TWIC

I used Obama because he is the current puppet for New World Order....he was hand picked to be in job he is in now when he was a teenager going to college in Russia after getting his education in Indonesia....he is not a U S citizen and all I'm asking for is for people on this site to read my links and see all the corruption and deceit that is happening in what used to be the United States of America....now it is fast becoming the Americas...Canada, U S, and Mexico....one country...

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riverman64491 Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 9:51pm
T.W.I.C.

= Transportation Workers Identification Credential.

I've had mine since last August and have only been asked for it once. It is part of Homeland security and is required for anyone in the transportation industry to enter security sensitive areas. Why a charter boat Captain would have to get one is beyond me. I guess maybe they are afraid that terrorists might try to take over a marina:)

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CrazyCajun007 Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 9:54pm
Got It

Been having mine to work in the plants,just a money racket if you ask me.

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bullet20 Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 9:55pm
twic

The card is to enter a surcured site ,mostly oil fieid dock along the coast,most majior docks like chevron,fuEL docks,etc.,they are $132.00 for 5 years,they do back ground checks.Obama didn't start this BUSH DID WITH THE HELP OF BIN LADIN.IF U TRY TO ENTER A DOCK OR SECURED AREA THEY WONT LET U AND THEY ARE INFORCING IT NOW 100% SENCE APRIL 15

I'VE HAD MIND FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR NOW.PADED OUT MY POCKET AND BEEN CAPTAIN 21 YEARS FOR THE SAME COMPANY,GO FIGURE.

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Capt  John L Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 10:30pm
TWIC

Definitely got mine!

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Got It

I got mine.

John Rucker Profile Photo
Posted May 11, 2009 at 11:44pm
twic cards

i work as a petroleum surveyor, and in order to get into any refinery/tank terminal you need it. if you do not have one, you do not get in. period.



matter of fact, i just used it to get into shell motiva in norco. it scans your badge and either accepts or rejects you.

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jesters court Profile Photo
Posted May 12, 2009 at 12:17am
TWIC

I work in port fouchon as a chief engineer for chouest and all the docks are asking for the card, especialy the c-ports 1 & 2. it is manditory to have the card get into these docks and to work in the industry. our company made people get off to get the card. homeland security at its finest.

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Marshrat Profile Photo
Posted May 12, 2009 at 5:58am
TWIC

I think this is just a tactic to keep track of what everyone is doing. If someone wants to harm these places this card or any regulation that the honest people follow is not going to stop the criminals. After 9-11 I was still working offshore and every dock had a deputy checking ID's, coming and going. It still didn't stop a breech. There were two men that walked right up to the helicopter and could have done anything they wanted to the helicopter with no resistance.





Warren

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canter Profile Photo
Posted May 12, 2009 at 6:03am
another indirect tax on citizens

Funny how all the citizens have to pay out the wazoo in taxes and fees to earn a living. But an illegal that can access stolen IDs still get jobs, and a TWIC card with the right info.



I don't see why TWIC should be involved with fishing. There's no need to enter secure industrial sites to fish.



Terrorist that want to destroy our industry and way of life don't need a secure pass or a TWIC card

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camzoo Profile Photo
Posted May 12, 2009 at 9:03am
Dress correctly

I had the glorious opportunity to go through this procedure a week ago. Just an FYI - Please dress accordingly. I showed up in slacks and a dress shirt. How was I to know that saggy pants and a "do rag" were mandatory attire! If these folks are a cross section of our nation's work force, we are in a bunch of trouble.

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Capt. Ricky Brondum-Speck Chaser Charters Profile Photo
Posted May 12, 2009 at 4:22pm
re

Got my appointment set for Thursday to donate my 132.00 to the whatever fund.

REEFKEEPA Profile Photo
Posted May 12, 2009 at 4:30pm
TWIC

Anybody who works in a facility that has a dock needs one."Like refineries"

The funny thing about them is they were designed to be used in conjunction with biometric card readers. Problem is nobody has or uses the card readers.

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redfishman Profile Photo
Posted May 12, 2009 at 4:55pm
Twic

When you apply ---do remember your "pin" #.... Talk about a major hassle and the blank looks you will get when you ask some questions. For those folks in the BR area,it may be worth the run to Addis(La1) south. No lines.



Earlier in the week is better too..... Some wear the same nomex jumpsuit..Being on a pogey boat would be better fate in the Summer!!!!

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