Commercial Vessel Compliance

Update to guidance for TSMS option vessels under Subchapter M

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance recently updated work instruction CVC-WI-013(3), “Towing Vessel COI Inspections under TSMS Option.” Updates include but are not limited to adding annual and renewal Certificate of Inspection guidance for Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) option vessels inspected under 46 CFR Subchapter M.

Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs) should reference this guidance when issuing a COI under 46 CFR Subchapter M for inspected towing vessels choosing the TSMS option. A flow chart is included in the Work Instruction to illustrate the TSMS compliance process.

For full details, view or download the Work Instruction.

If you have any questions regarding this policy please contact the Office of Domestic Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC-1) via CG-CVC-1@uscg.mil.

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