The Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau

The Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau, or TVIB, is a non-profit, professional trade organization of marine auditors formed in 2010. TVIB has two classes of members: professionals directly involved with marine auditing and other companies interested in enhancing the level of professionalism of marine auditing and inspection. 


TVIB educates, develops audit tools, and certifies member auditors to perform consistent, objective and independent audits of marine operators.


TVIB has established a Code of Ethics to guide the actions of its members. TVIB has also developed a curriculum for its members to provide training and continuing education in auditing practices and procedures to ensure a consistent work product in the marine audit field. TVIB will work closely with the towing vessel industry, trade associations and regulatory agencies to ensure that the goals and processes of the organization remain aligned with the needs of each.


As of January 1, 2016, the RCP audit process and related audit documents have been revised with substantial changes. Auditors who have not attended refresher training prior to January 1, 2016 will not be able to conduct RCP audits until they have successfully completed refresher training.

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