Summer 2009 News
Hello Fellow Captains,
Please find below some news and
other information of interest to licensed mariners and those who
have an interest in U.S.C.G. licensing issues.
We will try to update this news letter on a regular basis. The
information is in brief point format as we try to keep you abreast
of what you need to know.
How about licensing?
professional mariners know, all those who use their license must be
in possession of a Transportation Worker Identification
Credential (TWIC). This rule went into affect on April 15,
2009, and covers all credentialed mariners.
Any applicants who are renewing or obtaining a
credential for the first time must send their TWIC card in with
their application, or, at a minimum, a copy of the TWIC receipt they
receive after applying for their card.
There is a $132 fee required for the TWIC application and you
must apply either on line or by visiting one of the many TWIC
offices established for you. To find the nearest TWIC office, go
locate the search engine box in the upper right hand corner of page
and click on it after you enter TWIC in the box. A
list of service center locations will be one of your options.
Another change concerns the frame-able licenses that we have
received in the past. These have been replaced with a new credential
that resembles a passport. This booklet, red in color, must be
carried with you anytime you are operating your vessel under the
authority of your license.
For those applicants who are renewing or making their first
application, your package must still be sent to the REC in Toledo,
at 420 Madision, Toledo, OH, 43604. They will, in turn, process your
application to Martinsburg, WV.
Social Security cards will no longer have to be sent in. However,
you do need to include a new oath form that allows
the oath to be administered by a Notary and a copy of your birth
certificate. Some other new forms are being worked on. In the mean
time, the old forms are still being accepted.
We will have another update and more news for you on all this
after this year's annual meeting of U.S.C.G. approved training
schools with the Coast Guard this June.
What's New with Sea Tech
all the nation's bad economic news and the current depressed state
of the economy, the last twelve months certainly have been a
challenge. In order to better serve our students, some changes have
Please make a note of our
NEW U.S. postal mailing
Sea Tech Marine Training
3840 East Robinson Road
Amherst, NY 14228
Toll Free telephone number and email addresses all
remain the same.
Always feel free to
call us (Toll Free at
1-877-883-9366) with any questions you may have regarding
licenses, or send us an e-mail at:
Best Wishes to all our friends, dedicated instructors and staff,
and all our students and graduates. Thanks for your continued
Captain Dennis Daniels