Shipping containers

What is MARAD and What Do They Do?

The Office of Maritime Security supports the U.S. maritime transportation system, the U.S. Merchant Marine, and other elements of the U.S. maritime industry. MARAD had several specialties.

Railroad tracks

TWIC Cards for Railroad Workers?

When TWIC was introduced in 2008, one of the biggest questions was how to verify a TWIC card for a railroad worker? The U.S. Coast Guard answered this question with Policy 05-08, “TWIC Requirements and Rail Access into Secure Areas.”

Port security

DHS Releases CFATS Reporting Requirements

Some facilities are regulated by both CFATS and MTSA 2002. Those entities that fall under MTSA and CFATS or have a portion of their facility fall under a CFATS designation need to be aware of new Physical Security Breach, Suspicious Activity Reporting, and Cyber Security Breach reporting requirements.

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The Importance of a Quality Auditor

You need a quality auditor for auditing a Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 regulated facility. There is no need to spend $7,000 on an MTSA Security Audit. Four guidelines are offered for finding such a quality auditor.

Compliance

CG-FAC Highlights in the 2020 Annual Report

Highlights of the Office of Port and Facility Compliance 2020 Annual Report are presented along with violations data. This report highlights the efforts of CG-FAC and its partners to ensure the safety and security of doing business at port communities.