Martha's Vineyard Times: Ferry passengers take security exercise in stride Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers searched bags chosen at random, tested for explosives, and asked passengers for photo identification. The scrutiny was similar to security at airports, though not as restrictive.A TSA spokesman said the exercise will help security officials be prepared, if a security threat is uncovered. And the sheep took it ever so bleatingly: "I don't mind at all," Marie St. Pierre said, after she produced a photo ID and boarded the ferry to return to her house in Assonet. "With the acts of terrorism going on, I'd rather be safe than sorry." Would 9/11 have been prevented if TSA had been on the scene to check their valid IDs?