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Old 11-02-2011, 09:33   #16
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Submitted Dec 13, 2010, still waiting on MEB.

But I'm glad they are keeping us all safe from terrorists who want to sail boats into highrise buildings.
Hey, I used the TWIC card for photo id boarding the plane in St. Thomas, no problem.
In San Juan, the TSA guy wanted a different ID. I said ask your supervisor. The supervisor glanced at the TWIC card, then gave the screener a look that said, "Let him through, you idiot!"

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Old 11-02-2011, 09:59   #17
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Thanks. I'm going to try that next time.I made the mistake of asking the TSA guy if my TWIC card was good for I.D. and of course he said no.A little "Brass" always helps.

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:06   #18
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I understand it takes 4-8 months, mine took 5. They will kick it back for some medical reason even if you are in perfect health they will find a reason to send it back to you. Just suck it up and wait not thing you can do.
I liked it when at the end of it all they sent a note asking me to fill out a feedback questionnaire and and the bottom of the email it then says the questionnaire system is out of order lol it just shows how messed up it is!
As for the TWIC card it is useless for anything but the state ports where you have to have it. Other than that most Feds do not have a clue as to what it is and will just ask for your drivers license. Forget customs better off bringing your passport and keep the card in your pocket.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:50   #19
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My first license took 6 months to process and then when it came time to renew they added the silly TWIC nonsense. Since I hadn't really used my license, I regarded it as more of a merit badge, I couldn't see spending the time or, more importantly, the money to renew or upgrade. I let it lapse.

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Old 26-03-2011, 13:23   #20
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Re: Awaiting a Captain's License

I got it! 3 months and 14 days!
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Old 29-03-2011, 09:58   #21
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Re: Awaiting a Captain's License

Submitted for my renewal last March of 2010 and the MEB required me to go back to my Heart doctor three times. Then had to do STCW over again. this is where I broke my ankle 5th of Oct '10. Finished the STCW in Jan 2011. Spent the rest of this year doing the exams... Had out of date books which made it more difficult.
But just been notified that I have my license renewed.
All you please note that I'm now Captain Mark.

Patience is required here and don't give up, Ever!!

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