Class Society Gears Up for Subchapter M

By RINA and TBS 2016-06-17 21:08:17

 After almost 12 years since the US Congress first recommended that the towing industry improve safety, the final Subchapter M rule has been released. It will be formally published on June 20 and will take effect July 20, imposing new compliance requirements for inspection and safety management. Until now, inland towing vessels have not been inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The level of inspection required will become generally the same as is seen in blue-water and passenger ships in terms...

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