June 23, 2017, TVIB issued its first TSMS certificate to Crounse Corporation. Crounse successfully completed a full Subchapter M TSMS audit including a review of its operations for compliance with Subchapter M.
Crounse is the first of a number of companies that have chosen TVIB as their U.S. Coast Guard Approved Third-Party Organization (TPO) for Subchapter M compliance. We are very appreciative of the confidence Crounse showed in TVIB and look forward to a long relationship. Reaching this important milestone in the development of TVIB is a significant achievement for our staff and our members.
We are working with a number of TPO customers to take advantage of the recent Coast Guard policy letter CG-CVC Policy Letter 17-02 and the AWO Alert issued on June 8th, that provided guidance on how a company can use their previous RCP Management Audit towards the issuance of their initial TSMS Certificate. Additionally, we are preparing those same customers to take the necessary steps to apply for and obtain COIs for their vessels in the coming year.
We have a broad geographic dispersion of Subchapter M Auditors and Surveyors throughout the inland river system, the gulf and from the west coast to the east coast. Our auditors and surveyors are some of the most experienced available. They have a keen understanding of the industry, as many started out their career on deck, moving up to the wheelhouse and on to shoreside operations and management. We know your business and you know our auditors and surveyors. Contact us to learn how our TPO services can help your organization achieve Subchapter M compliance ahead of the July 20, 2018 deadline.
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Tava S. Foret, Executive Vice President, Operations
Chris Parsonage, President