TWIC Training for WHOI Employees
- Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) applies to WHOI’S dock
Facilities and Vessels as a result of our Facilities and Vessels being regulated by the
Marine Transportation Security Act. We’re regulated because of the size and class of
our vessels and the fact that they are members of SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and
make international voyages.
- TWIC will be initially used as a visual identification card, it has the holder’s
photograph imprinted on the card, an expiration date, the letters TWIC in the
upper corner running diagonally from the middle to the right of the card. It is
also a biometric card with the holder’s fingerprints embedded in the card.
- A TWIC card will be necessary to have unescorted access to the WHOI dock when
any regulated MTSA vessel is at the dock and in Active status.This also applies and
includes any access to the Iselin Building, Alvin High bay, Machine shops, dock.
or vessels.The TWIC card should be carried on your person.
- If your TWIC card is lost, stolen or damaged you must immediately contact the
TWIC Call Center at (866) 347-8942 and report it.
- Escorting: If you have a TWIC card and the authority from the Facility, you may
enter the secure/restricted area unescorted.If you don’t have a TWIC card you must
have side by side accompaniment by a TWIC card holder to enter the
secure/restricted area. The TWIC card holder must remain with you the entire time
you are in the secure/restricted area.
- The enforcement date for the TWIC rules begin on October 15, 2008. For WHOI
this means that anytime after that date if a MTSA regulated vessel is at our dock in
Active status the TWIC rules will apply and a TWIC card will be necessary to access
the Iselin building, Alvin high bay, Machine shops, dock or vessels
- Anyone needing a TWIC card after July 21,2008 can review the Security Web page
under the Facility and Services Web page or contact William F. Sparks,WHOI
Facility Security Officer or enroll at the TSA web site http//www.tsa.gov.
- Under the MTSA regulations and the TWIC rules and our Facility Security Plan.
Theo Moniz is the Company Security Officer
William F. Sparks is the Facility Security Officer
The Chief Mate on each WHOI vessel is the Vessel Security Officer.
TWIC Training Presentation
» View TWIC Training Presentation for WHOI Employees (ppt)
- The laws that have changed for our operation
- Security Alert systems in the US
- Security Structure of WHOI
Drills and Exercises
- What each employee can do
- Reporting and communication
Last updated: June 30, 2014