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Marine Documents.com asked Captain Vic, what the best way to get started in the Maritime Industry? Captain Vic said, “Most new mariners need to get a TWIC and MMC to be able to work on the water”.
Captain Vic said, “The TWIC is the Transportation Workers Identification Credential, it’s issued by the TSA”. Captain Vic continued, “The MMC is the Merchant Marine Credential that issued to you by the U.S. Coast Guard”.
“The easiest way to get your credentials is to use the Internet and visit the websites of the TSA and the USCG”, Captian Vic says.
For the TWIC go to www.tsa.gov/TWIChttp://www.tsa.gov/TWIC, at this site look for the “pre-enrollment button”, this will allow you register and set up an enrollment appointment at he most convenient TWIC office near you.
Captain Vic recommends that “you make sure to write down the password you are required to create, it needs to be ten digits and can be difficult to remember”. He continues, “As soon as you enter your password, you are logged-out, so you can Log-in securely and then enter your personal data safely”.
The TSA Enrollment Offices are located near your community to help you get to their offices at a time that is best for you. Captain Vic says, “You should make the on-line appointment, walk-ins are served, but only after those with an appointment are served”.
The easiest way to get you Merchant Marine Credential (MMC) is to use the Coast Guard website
www.USCG.mil/NMC. “this website is the best source for all things Merchant Marine”, says Captain Vic.
MarineDocuments.com confirmed that the USCG National Maritime Center’s website is continually updated, ” to remain current and up-to date with CG Policies, Regulations and needs of the Mariners”.
While visiting the USCG NMC last week, Captain Vic and MarineDocuments.com was told by Captain Lloyd, the USCG NMC Commanding Officer, “The Mariner is Our Customer!
MarineDocuments.com confirms that the “USCG NMC has created an impressive record of efficiency and strong commitment to customer service to the mariners of the United States”.
Captain Vic says, “Using the USCG NMC web-site allows you to complete “application forms on-line and physical form down-loading. t your convenience”. The website also provides you all the information you’ll need”. The drawback is that the USCG provides so much information that it may get difficult for you to sort out what information pertains to you”.
“MarineDocuments.com is every mariners expert source for advice, guidance and assistance through your credentialing process”, says Captain Vic.