On March 10, 2020 the Coast Guard’s Towing Safety Advisory Committee conducted a teleconference meeting where committee members voted unanimously to accept and issue the Coast Guard a final report on Task No.17-02 – Load Line Exemptions for River Barges on Lakes Erie and Ontario.
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference March 10, to discuss the two committee’s two current tasks. The Towing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
The committee deliberated on current tasks, discussed new business, and received public comments. Attendees represented the Coast Guard, the towing and barge industry, engineers, pilots/masters, port authorities, terminal operators, offshore operators, and the public.
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the dates and location of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting originally scheduled for Feb. 20-21, 2019, has been rescheduled for March 12- 13, 2019. The new meeting location is at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center in Miami, Florida.
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in Miami, Florida February 20-21, to review and discuss recommendations from its subcommittees and to receive briefs on items listed in the agenda.