US Approves 6 Waivers For Non-US Ships To Load Oil-Sale Crude

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Six waivers have been approved to allow some buyers of crude oil in the government's emergency sale to use foreign-flag vessels to load the oil, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Joanne Ferreira, a spokesman at the agency's Customers and Border Protection unit, said four other waivers still are being reviewed. On Monday, the … [Read more...]

DHS and the Department of State Establish Annotated B-1 Visa for Foreign Maritime Workers Applying for the TWIC

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) yesterday announced the creation of an annotated version of the B-1 visa—issued to foreign citizens visiting the United States for business purposes—that will make foreign maritime workers eligible to apply for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). The TWIC … [Read more...]

TWIC Locations – Google Map

With the help of our friends at Vessel Trax and many hours at the computer we have taken the list of Transportation Worker's Identification Card ( TWIC ) Enrollment Locations from the TSA's TWIC Info page and embedded them on the google map. Why the TSA has not done this already and is not blogging about TWIC is a question we can not answer but we are happy to take up their … [Read more...]

My TWIC enrollment experience – less that stellar

It comes as no surprise that we in the United States are security aware. Possible threats create new legislation on a regular basis. Today, I enrolled for my Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC.) The office was due to be opened at 08:00. Here's what happened. 07:57 I arrive at the Anacortes Wa. enrollment location, 5 miles from my home. 08:07 Worker … [Read more...]