Carolyn Horgan, 2013 President for Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) commented on the Coast Guard's notice of proposed rulemaking on Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) readers:
“PVA commends the Coast Guard for acknowledging, in its proposed rule, that virtually all U.S. flagged passenger vessels are appropriately secure and that an expensive TWIC reader would not add to their security.
We note that the proposed rule would not require a TWIC reader for vessels carrying one thousand passengers or fewer or for vessels of any capacity having 14 or fewer crew members required to have TWICs.
PVA has worked long and hard on this issue and are generally pleased with the direction of this proposed rule.
We will continue to analyze this proposed rule and will submit detailed written comments to the public docket and will testify at the public hearing when it is scheduled."