This interim final rule applies changes made by the 2016 final rule to inspected towing vessels. Applying these updated fire protection requirements to inspected towing vessels will align regulations for inspected towing vessels with other commercial vessel regulations.
2/20/2018: Marine Safety Alert 2-18 Operational risk management, planning is essential to safe towing and salvage operations
Marine Safety Alert 2-18 is issued to remind commercial towing and salvage operators to assess operational risks at all times and continually reassess risks based on weather, equipment, experience, and evolving conditions on-scene.
The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise posted on its website Feb. 2, 2018, that the Coast Guard approved Meridian Global Consulting, LLC as a third-party organization to carry out certain functions in accordance with Subchapter M.
From the desk of Capt. Matt Edwards, chief, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance On July 20, 2018, towing vessel owners and operators will be responsible for ensuring that their vessels comply with […]
Rear Admiral John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, testified Jan. 30, 2018, before the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, during a hearing titled, “Examination of Reports on the El Faro Marine Casualty.” Testifying alongside Nadeau were the Hon. Earl Weener, board member, National Transportation Safety Board, and Mr. Brian Curtis, with NTSB’s Office of Marine Safety.