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Posted by LT Amy Midgett

Practice makes permanent: Does your crew know what’s in your TSMS?

Editor’s note: This blog post was updated March 10, 2020 at 8:04 a.m. to correct an error.

A representative from the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance joined several members of the professional maritime community Feb. 25, 2020, for an American Waterways Operators webinar, “Safety Know-How: Helping Your Crewmembers Embrace and Understand Your TSMS,” to offer best practices and lessons learned on ways to ensure towing vessel crews are familiar with their company’s Towing Vessel Safety Management System. In this post, we share a summary as well as a link to the audio file for the benefit of our readers.

Coast Guard announces Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Course Examiner Contracting Opportunity

The U.S. Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise has a requirement for a cruise vessel of at least 70,000 gross tons to host three (3) Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Courses on board a vessel while underway. All services shall be conducted on board a cruise ship departing from either Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, or Canaveral, Florida.