6/7/2018: Summary of National Alternative Security Program sponsoring organizations workshop

The semi-annual workshop was hosted at the offices of the American Chemistry Council. Attendees came from as far away as Seattle and New Orleans and represented 11 industry organizations that oversee thousands of MTSA-regulated vessels and over two hundred MTSA-regulated facilities that share common business models. Industries represented include passenger, ferry and gaming vessels, offshore service and towing vessels, chemical and barge fleeting facilities, and grain terminals.


8/23/2016: Transportation Worker Identification Credential – Reader requirements

The Coast Guard issued a final rule to require owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) as an access control measure.


8/25/2015: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, DC to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.


1/26/2015: After-action from public meeting for seafarers’ access to maritime facilities

Maritime Commons is providing you with an overview of Coast Guard remarks from ‘Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities’ public meeting, last week in Washington, D.C.


1/23/2015: Seafarers’ access to maritime facilities – Public meeting

Tune in to the “Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities Public Meeting.” The public meeting will be live streamed on YouTube starting at 9:00 a.m. EST and is scheduled to run until 12:00 p.m. EST.


12/29/2014: Seafarers’ access to maritime facilities

The Coast Guard seeks comments and will hold a public meeting on a proposed rule that would require each owner or operator of a facility, regulated by the Coast Guard, to provide seafarers and other individuals with access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate, in a timely manner and at no cost to the seafarer or other individual.