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TWIC Enforcement Schedule

Here is the Coast Guard’s current rolling schedule, broken up by Sectors or Captain of the Port zones, for the phasing in of enforcement of the TWIC requirements. If you need unescorted access at port facilities or aboard vessels to do your job then you need to have an activated TWIC by these dates. In addition, all mariners should by now have received this deadline notice via snail mail from the C.G. regarding the relationship between the TWIC and the various seaman’s papers (licenses, certificates, STCW letters, etc.) issued by them. These two items are related but separate, so don’t confuse them or the dates. The specific dates for the March – April period will be announced in the Federal Register at least 90 days in advance.

October 15, 2008

  1. Northern New England – New Hampshire & Maine

  2. Boston, Ma. – N.H.-Mass. border to Manomet Point, Ma.

  3. Southern New England – Manomet Point, Ma. to Watch Hill Point, R.I.

October 31, 2008

  1. Buffalo, N.Y.

  2. Detroit, Mi.

  3. Duluth, Mn.

  4. Lake Michigan

  5. Sault Ste. Marie

November 28, 2008

  1. Cape Fear River, N.C.

  2. Corpus Christi, Tx.

  3. North Carolina

  4. Port Arthur, Tx.

December 1, 2008

  1. Long Island Sound

  2. Charleston, S.C.

  3. Savannah, Ga.

  4. Jacksonville, Fl.

December 30, 2008

  1. Baltimore, Md. – all of the Md. portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

  2. Delaware Bay – all of the Delaware Bay & River (De., N.J. & Pa.).

  3. Lower Mississippi River – South of Mile 882.7

  4. Mobile, Al.

  5. Ohio Valley

  6. Pittsburgh, Pa.

  7. San Diego, Ca.

January 13, 2009

  1. Hampton Roads – all of the Va. portion of Chesapeake Bay.

  2. Key West, Fl.

  3. Miami, Fl.

  4. Morgan City, La.

  5. New Orleans, La.

  6. St. Petersburg, Fl.

  7. Upper Mississippi River

February 12, 2009

  1. Honolulu, Hi.

  2. Portland, Or.

  3. Prince William Sound (Ak.)

  4. Puget Sound (Wa.)

  5. San Francisco Bay (Ca.)

  6. Southeast Alaska

  7. Western Alaska

March – April 2009

  1. Guam

  2. Los Angeles & Long Beach, Ca.

  3. Houston & Galveston, Tx.

  4. New York

  5. San Juan, P.R. – all of Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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