Although this meeting is region specific, these Coast Guard sessions occur in each CG sector and are quite worthwhile. Check with your port captain for the Industry Day in your district.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England will be holding a small passenger vessel industry day on Thursday March 20th, 2008.

• Owner, Operators, and Crew Members of inspected small passenger vessels.
• Other parties with an interest in the small passenger vessel industry.
• Parties involved in the construction and repair of certificated small
passenger vessels.

One of the topics to be discussed is Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC). Please be advised that as of September 25, 2008, these credentials are required for anyone holding a USCG license or Merchant Mariners Document (MMD). Additional information can be found at the following location:

For planning purposes, please RSVP via email by March 10th with how many from your business plan to attend.
Sector Southeastern New England

INDUSTRY DAY March 20, 2008

Fee: A nominal fee of $5.00 (cash only) will be collected to cover beverages and pastries.


0830 Introductions and Collection of YOUR Issues: Mr. Carl Moberg

0900 Welcome: Sector Commander Captain Raymond Perry and OCMI
Commander Patrick McElligatt

0930 Marine Investigation/DAPI Issues: LT Phil Wolf, LTJG Jeff Fry

1000 Break

1015 Passenger Vessel Association

1045 Fixed Fire Detection “Area of Emphasis for 2008”: CWO Dave

1115 Regional Exam Center: Mr. Nick Petronzio

1145-1300 NO HOST LUNCH*

1300 Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC):
LT Merridith Morrison

1330 Passenger Safety Specialist: Mr. Tom Walker

1400 Pilot Presentation: Northeast Marine Pilots

1430 Break

1445 Waterway Management Issues: Mr. Edward LeBlanc

1515 Open Forum on YOUR Issues; Closing


Venus De Milo Restaurant; 75 Grand Army Highway (Route 6), Swansea, MA

§ From Providence Area: Take 195 East to Exit 3 in Massachusetts
(Swansea Mall Exit), bear right off on the exit on to Route 6 heading east. Located one mile on the left hand side.

§ From Fall River, New Bedford and Cape Cod: Take 195 West to
Exit 3 (Swansea Mall Exit), take a left off of the exit on to Route 6 heading east. Located one mile on the left hand side.


*Lunch is not provided; however, it may be purchased at the Venus De Milo Restaurant. If you plan to eat at Venus De Milo, please call for reservations so they may better serve you: (508) 678-3901 or (401) 861-2780. Their lunch menu can be viewed at

Point of Contact:

LT Eric Brown at or 401.435.2383.