TVIB Staff News

We expanded our staff this fall by adding the position of Training and Document Control Coordinator. We would like to welcome Melissa Hardy to the TVIB team. She will coordinate our quality management activities and manage our training design and development program, while supporting TVIBs core TPO responsibilities.  

Melissa brings with her 14 years of experience working in the maritime industry, which includes developing and maintaining safety management systems, maritime fleet management, and regulatory compliance. Additionally, she brings years of training needs analysis, design and development experience. She has assisted companies in the development, management and auditing of quality management systems, and holds ISO Lead Auditor certification. 

Melissa has expressed a desire to do her part in ensuring the safety of life at sea and on the nation’s inland river system.  Melissa and her husband reside in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area where she enjoys hunting and fishing and following NASCAR. She has a passion for working with animals and used to raise rabbits, horses and Labrador Retrievers. Please be sure to welcome her when you get a chance, you can find her contact info on the website Contact Us and Our Staff

With the expansion of our staff resources, TPO Customers are reminded that they should be calling our 24-hour Response Line when in need of assistance with CG-835Vs and Marine Casualty closeout when TPO involvement has been requested by the local OCMI. Utilizing the 24-hour response line will ensure your concerns are directed to the appropriate staff member.

24-Hour Response Line – 888-983-TVIB (8842)

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