SOURCE: TSA

November 26, 2007 10:36 ET

Preview of the Start of TWIC Enrollment at Port of Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - Starting Wednesday, Nov. 28, port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others at the Port of Charleston will be able to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The program's goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a security threat.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Coast Guard and Port of Charleston will provide an opportunity for media to preview enrollment the day prior to the start of general enrollment. Reporters will see port employees providing their biographical and biometric information so they can receive their credentials. There will also be an opportunity to interview TSA, U.S. Coast Guard and port officials about the program.

Port specific b-roll is available at http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php.

   WHO:    Officials from TSA, the U.S. Coast Guard and the
           Port of Charleston.

   WHAT:   Preview of the start of TWIC enrollment at the Port of
           Charleston. Reporters will be able to get video of workers
           enrolling and conduct one-on-one interviews with TSA, U.S.
           Coast Guard and port officials.

   WHEN:   Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007
           10:00 a.m.

   WHERE:  TWIC Enrollment Center
           4600 Goer Drive, Suite 112
           North Charleston, SC 29406