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USCG: USER FEE NPRM Published – TSMS Option Fee Reduced/USCG Option Fee Raised

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“1. Establishing Specific Annual Inspection Fees for Towing Vessels Subject to Subchapter M We are also proposing to charge one of two fees for towing vessels inspected under subchapter M:

  • $2,184 for those using the Coast Guard option, and
  • $973 for those using the TSMS option.”

Holiday Greetings from TVIB

From all of us at TVIB,
we wish you and yours the warmest greetings of the season
and best wishes for happiness in the new year.
One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to
say thank you and wish you the very best for the new year.

Holiday Schedule

Christmas: Offices closed Thursday 12/23 and Friday 12/24

New Year: Offices closed Friday 12/31 and Monday 1/3

If you need immediate assistance during our holiday schedule please call our
24-Hour Response Line – (888) 983-TVIB (8842)
and the appropriate staff member will respond promptly.

TVIB – HIRING Operations Manager

We’re on the lookout for a new team member at TVIB. We have an immediate opening available for an Operations Manager.

Click here to download the current job posting.

This position helps manage TPO responsibilities related to management audits, TSMS Certificates, vessel surveys/audits, drydock/internal structural examinations, and interactions with vessel owners/operators and Coast Guard representatives. Additionally, you will be asked to lead a variety of related company projects, from training, refinement of audit/survey tools, to customer outreach related to marine casualty reporting incidents.
The ideal candidate has a passion for the maritime industry and the desire enhance both the safety of vessel operations and compliance with regulatory requirements.  The individual will have experience in all or a combination of safety/compliance, operations, engineering, and vessel structural examinations/repairs.