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June 27, 2008
Alaska Maritime Newsletter
Making Maritime Connections Across Alaska
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TWIC Enrollment Center Updates
 
The Valdez fixed enrollment center is open for business.  It is located at 501 E Bremner St.  Hours: 8:00a-4:30p
 
The Nikiski fixed enrollment center is open for business.  It will be located at 50097 Kenai Spur.  Hours: 8:00a-4:30p

The Anchorage fixed enrollment center is open for business.  It is located at 619 E. Ship Creek Ave. Hours 8:00a-4:30p.
  
The Juneau fixed enrollment center is open for business.  It is located next to the "Bone & Joint" clinic building at 3200 Hospital Drive.  Hours: 8:00a-5:00p.
 
The Craig mobile enrollment center will open for business from Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 3.  It will be located at the Interisland Ferry Authority business office. Hours: Mon 12:30a-6:00p, Tues/Wed 12:00p-4:00p & 4:30p-8:00p, Thurs 8:00a-12:00p & 1:00p-5:00p.
 
The Dutch Harbor mobile enrollment center will open for business from Monday, July 7 (limited enrollment day) through Friday, July 18.  It will be located at the Unalaska Public Library.  Hours: Mon/Wed 8:00a-1:00p & 2:00p-5:00p, Tues/Thurs/Fri 12:00p-4:00p and 4:30p-9:00p.
 
TSA is currently working to activate online services for this center.  In the next couple days you should be able to:
 
Anticipated future mobile enrollment centers:
 
Ketchikan: July 15- Aug 15 (Ketchikan Harbor Office)
 
Skagway: Aug 25-Aug 27 (Skagway P.D.)
 
Haines: Aug 28-Aug 29 (Location TBD)
Other TWIC Updates 
 
Below are the updated numbers for Alaska's previous mobile enrollment centers:
 
Kodiak: 308 Enrollees
Sitka: 244 Enrollees
Petersburg: 111 Enrollees
Wrangell: 39 Enrollees
Cordova: 49 Enrollees
 
Using very conservative numbers, the mobile enrollment centers above have saved Alaska's maritime community over $400,000 in travel costs alone (not counting lost time, etc) - and this number will immediately double when these centers are used for the card activation visits later this summer/fall.
 
As I've mentioned in previous newsletters, these mobile centers wouldn't have been possible without the generousity and hard work of the folks who hosted them.  So if you bump into Harbormater Marty Owen & Lon White in Kodiak, Bruce Cain and the Native Village of Eyak in Cordova, Harbormaster Jim Stromdahl & Ed Tagaban in Petersburg, Harbormaster Ray Majesky and the Centennial Hall crew in Sitka, Harbormaster Greg Meissner and his team in Wrangell, Mayor Shirley Marquardt, Dan Masoni, and Bryan Stafford with the City of Unalaska, Carolyn Chapman and the crew of the Interisland Ferry Authority in Craig, Harbormaster Steve Corporon in Ketchikan, Harbormaster Phil Benner in Haines, and Police Chief Ray Leggett in Skagway, please give them a pat on the back and thank them for their community service.  This project has required each of these folks to put in a great deal of time to make this happen.
 
 

Brett Farrell
Marine Exchange of Alaska
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