The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center published Marine Safety Center (MSC) Bulletin 04-16, Submittal of Documents to MSC for Review per 46 CFR Subchapter M, following the publication of the Subchapter M final rule.
The recently published regulations in Subchapter M may require some towing vessel owners, managing operators, third party organizations, classification societies and other marine industry personnel to submit information to the MSC, and this bulletin provides guidance for submission of drawings, supporting calculations and supplementary documentation to the MSC.
For more information, please view the entire MSC bulletin.
For more information and resources regarding Subchapter M, please view the entire Maritime Commons blog series.
We encourage you to share your questions about subchapter M in the comments below! You can also tweet to @maritimecommons using #SubchapM. We’ll work to get answers to all the questions asked, and will feature the most comprehensive questions in a future blog.
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