The TVIB (Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau) reports that the Coast Guard is proposing a rulemaking that would revise user fees for towing vessels inspected under 46 CFR subchapter M and update the
This issue of Marine Log magazine includes several in-depth features on floating wind, green technology, environmental initiatives of ports and terminals, ballast water treatment systems, and LNG as a marine fuel.
In what will be a gentle reminder to some towing vessel owners, and likely a jarring wake-up call to others, a post on the Coast Guard Maritime Commons blog notes that the
A U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert (02-2) released last month notes the increasing failure rate of fixed and portable emergency dewatering equipment in the inspected towing vessel fleet. The alert reiterates
During its recent spring meeting, the Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau (TVIB) Board of Directors promoted Tava Foret to the position of president, while Lauren Jeppson has been promoted to executive vice president.
The Coast Guard has responded to a recent request by the American Waterways Operators asking that it suspend in-person Subchapter M inspection activities for a minimum of 30 days, for the mutual
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on a March 10, 2019 incident in which the towing vessel Rivers Wilson, with eight crewmembers and pushing six loaded barges, contacted the
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,
Eastern Shipbuilding, Panama City, Fla., has delivered the first new construction towboat in a long running series to be issued a USCG Subchapter M Certificate of Inspection (COI). The vessel, M/V Brian
St. Louis, Mo., headquartered Subchapter M compliance specialist Conley Marine Services has appointed Laura Martin as its new Director of Sales and Business Development. Martin was previously VP of Sales at maritime