Question Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential Renewal snag

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    Default Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential Renewal snag

    I've had my Maryland Fishing Guide and Coast Guard license since 1990 . I am in the process of renewing it .I've completed the Coast Guard physical , Drug test, Criminal Record and Sea time . I was going to schedule an appointment to renew my Transportation Workers Identification Credential TWIC card . I called the TWIC center on Broening Hwy. No answer, dead number. I think they are closed? Anyway, on the renewal application, it states I can check the exempt box for my credential and bypass this procedure . It also states that by checking the box, could "Significantly' delay the processing of my Merchant Mariner Credential Renewal Application . Have any of you Captains checked this exempt box and if so, what was your time delay for getting your credential? TIA
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    Make appointment online.
    go to tsa.gov,
    then go to contact,
    then go to TWIC,
    then go to schedule an appointment.

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    Thanks
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    i just put my license in continuity ....i always checked the box exempt.......i don't fish in a secure area like Baltimore harbor

    also, i suggest calling the uscg mariner center in west virginia. they are very good........but are now staffed with contractors.

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    Default RE: Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential Renewal snag

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Nick View Post
    I've had my Maryland Fishing Guide and Coast Guard license since 1990 . I am in the process of renewing it .I've completed the Coast Guard physical , Drug test, Criminal Record and Sea time . I was going to schedule an appointment to renew my Transportation Workers Identification Credential TWIC card . I called the TWIC center on Broening Hwy. No answer, dead number. I think they are closed? Anyway, on the renewal application, it states I can check the exempt box for my credential and bypass this procedure . It also states that by checking the box, could "Significantly' delay the processing of my Merchant Mariner Credential Renewal Application . Have any of you Captains checked this exempt box and if so, what was your time delay for getting your credential? TIA
    When I renewed my CG license online in November, I checked the exempt box because I still have my expired TWIC card. Was told years ago that the TWIC did not need to be renewed if you were not going into balto harbor. I also included a scanned in copy of my TWIC card in the renewal package. Received my new license in the mail about 45 days later. No Issues..

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    ^^ Same here ^^

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    I was able to schedule an appt at MVA to get TWIC card
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    From what I've read , I only need to get it once for my circumstances . I don't plan on getting another one if I don't need to.
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    There seems to be lot more Coast Guard licensed fishing guides on here than I was aware of. So for a heads up for all of you that need your Merchant Mariners credential ASAP, the Coast Guard Quarantines their mail 4 days before they are allowed to touch it . E-Mail instead.
    Last edited by Capt.Nick; 01-21-2021 at 09:33 AM.
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