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AWO: Jones Act

Published by AWO on 10/30/2017

“On October 26, the Wall Street Journal editorial board published an anti-Jones Act editorial (accessible by subscription here) that inaccurately portrays the Jones Act as causing delay in the delivery of relief cargo to Puerto Rico and prolonging post-hurricane difficulties there.

In response, AWO is working with its partners at the American Maritime Partnership to distribute a one-page rebuttal of the Wall Street Journal editorial to Members of Congress, Administration officials, the media and other thought leaders influential on this issue. The rebuttal can be viewed here. Our goal is to ensure that as wide an audience as possible understands that the arguments made by the WSJ editorial board were incorrect, and to set the record straight on the true obstacles to Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery and the importance of the Jones Act.”

AWO is encouraging their members to distribute the rebuttal far and wide.

Click here to download AWO’s Rebuttal

Updated RCP Audit Process Documents – Publishing soon for use beginning July 1, 2017

Stay tuned for the release of updated RCP Audit Process documents. Much work has gone into these updates and our subcommittees have been quite busy.  You can expect a streamlined approach to the RCP Management and Vessel Audits. We will also be rolling out the RCP Mid-Period Management Audit Process with this release.

Make certain that you have updated your contact information on the Member Portal so you can access these documents as soon as they are published. We will send out an announcement when they are available for download from the Member Portal on the TVIB website.

The updates will become effective July 1, 2017.  Any audits that begin prior to that date will be conducted using the audit checklists in place at that time.  Audit reports and letters of compliance drafted on July 1, 2017 or later must be done so using the updated documents.

If you have any questions you can email us at This is the email to use for all audit related activities and correspondence.

AWO and TVIB Agreement Release

AWO and TVIB reach agreement for TVIB to assume the responsibility for Training and Certification of Responsible Carrier Program Auditors.

AWO-TVIB Agreement Release 032213.pdf