07/17/2018: TugSafe Lite is now TugSafe Central with two new sections and more links to useful information

TugSafe Lite has been expanded and retitled TugSafe Central. Whether you’re a Coast Guard field inspector, a TPO or industry, TugSafe Central is an online source for Subchapter M compliance requirements and guidance. The expansion includes two new sections: Appeals and Alternate Compliance Options and TPO and TSMS. Also, new user-friendly functionality includes links to regulatory cites, links to Coast Guard guidance documents, and a link to a downloadable electronic version that is also printer-friendly.

TugSafe Central should not be used as a standalone source to determine compliance with Subchapter M. Some items are not applicable to every towing vessel, so those using this information should understand how to determine regulatory applicability or use the Inspected Towing Vessel Decision Aid (aka TugSafe) to generate a customized regulatory checklist for a specific vessel.

The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise welcomes your feedback.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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