Kevin Gilheany


After retiring from the Coast Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer in 2003, Kevin started a maritime consulting business, which he has grown into a firm with a world-wide reputation for excellence.

Subchapter M - US Perspective

Complying With Subchapter M

By Kevin Gilheany 2017-02-26 01:16:00

Some operators still don’t realize that a safety management system is not required under Subchapter M. By Kevin P. Gilheany Since proposing a rule-making for the Inspection of Towing Vessels in 2011, it has taken the Coast Guard five years to publish the long-awaited final rule on Subchapter M. Officially issued on June 20, 2016 and weighing in at 798 pages in the long format, it takes a good week to read through. Yet despite its size and...

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The Subchapter M Coast Guard Option

By Kevin Gilheany 2016-10-10 21:25:19

On October 4, 2016, I attended a joint Subchapter M conference in New Orleans put on by the American Waterways Operators (AWO) and the U.S. Coast Guard. The AWO representative gave a great overview of Subchapter M, with particular emphasis on issues of concern to industry that they have been working on with the Coast Guard. Both parties should be commended for their efforts and results. Coast Guard comments The presentation by the Coast Guard was given by Captain Verne...

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