Tag: subchapter m

6/20/2016: Subchapter M resources – Frequently asked questions

Following the publication of Subchapter M, Inspections for Towing Vessels, the Coast Guard Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise established a website that will address frequently asked questions about the new requirements.

6/20/2016: Subchapter M resources – Marine Safety Center Bulletin 04-16

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.

6/20/2016: Publication of subchapter M: Inspection of towing vessels

Today, the Coast Guard published subchapter M of title 46 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, which establishes new regulations and requirements for owners and operations of tows and towing vessels.

6/10/2016: Update on Subchapter M from the Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise

Today, the Office of the Federal Register posted notice of the Subchapter M rule to the public inspection webpage. Once published, Subchapter M will establish safety regulations governing the inspection and standards of towing vessels, while providing a safety management system compliance option.

6/2/2016: Towing Safety Advisory Committee – Notice of teleconference meeting

The Coast Guard announced that the Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet, via teleconference, to receive two additional tasks: the implementation of 46 Code of Federal Regulations subchapter M and training requirement for firefighting equipment for inland towing vessels.

4/14/2016: Congressional hearing – Written testimony published

The written testimony and video of Rear Adm. Paul Thomas’ Congressional Hearing, focusing on the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Program, was posted today.

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