11/13/2014: Towing Safety Advisory Committee vacancies

The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee for a three-year term commencing September 30, 2015.

Applications for the following six positions will be considered:

• Two members representing the barge and towing industry;
• One member representing the offshore mineral and oil supply vessel industry;
• One member representing the holders of active licensed Masters of towing vessels in offshore service;
• One member representing shippers engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous materials by barge; and,
• One member drawn from the general public.

To be eligible, applicants should have particular expertise, knowledge and experience regarding shallow draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. In an effort to maintain a geographic balance of membership, representatives from tug and barge companies operating on the Western Rivers are encouraged to apply for representation on the committee.

Completed applications should reach the Coast Guard by January 15, 2015.

Send your application via one of the following methods:

• By e-mail:;
• By fax: 202-372-8382;
• By mail: Commandant (CG-OES-2), Attn: Towing Safety Advisory Committee, U.S. Coast Guard, Stop 7509, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20593-7509.

For further information contact: William J Abernathy, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee; telephone 202-372-1363; fax 202-372-8382; or e-mail


The Department of Homeland Security does not discriminate in selection of Committee members on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non–merit factors. The Department of Homeland Security strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its recruitment selections.


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