Coast Guard approves another Subchapter M TPO

Written by Marine Log Staff
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The U.S. Coast Guard’s Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise (TVNCOE) posted on its website August 5, 2019, that the Coast Guard has approved Inland Towing Operators Working Together (ITOW) of Robards, Ky., as a third-party organization (TPO) to carry out certain functions in accordance with Subchapter M. In accordance with 46 CFR 139.110, classification societies that are recognized and/or authorized meet the requirements of a TPO. These classification societies are approved by regulation to perform certain work as a TPO without further Coast Guard approval.

Organizations other than recognized and/or authorized classification societies that conduct TPO functions for towing vessels must be Coast Guard approved.

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