RIETF: Best Practices for High Water Events

Following an increase in vessel casualties during ongoing high water, conversations with RADM Paul Thomas, Eighth District Commander and his staff have resulted in a clear message, safety must be improved throughout the District.  RADM Thomas has stated that he will use all available means within his authority to improve safety.    

The industry members of the River Industry Executive Task Force (RIETF) have developed a list of best practices during high water including 1) managing the risks of downstreaming; 2) ensuring that all water tight openings are closed at all times; 3) risk assessments for crew and vessels; and 4) “see something, say something” communications between towing vessels. 

Click here to download “RIETF: Best Practices for High Water Events.

We thank our industry partners in RIETF for sharing this valuable resource.

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