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Subchapter M: Your Options and MiNO's Services
Chris Townsend, PE; and, David Muller, PE | November 14, 2017

After more than a decade of regulatory development informed by an open dialogue with

the marine industry, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued rules for the inspection of towing

vessels under 46 CFR Subchapter M. The new regulations, which came into effect on

June 20th 2016, establish safety regulations governing the inspection, seaworthiness, and

safety management for towing vessels 26 feet or more in length. The new rules include

minimum standards for the design, construction, record keeping, electrical and machinery

requirements of new and existing U.S towing vessels. The rules also address safety and

operations standards for vessel and onshore personnel, the use and approval of third-party

auditors and surveyors, and procedures for obtaining Certificates of Inspection (COI).

 


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