This week we had a great group of students in for the Annual Surveyor of Towing Vessels (ASTV) course in Houston. We continue to have a cross-section of industry and Coast Guard attendees. This combination of industry and Coast Guard breaks down barriers, helps to establish relationship and paves the way for a collaborative effort of ushering in Subchapter M. We had students from as far away as Alaska and as near as around the corner.
Stay tuned for the 2019 Training Calendar.
The Coast Guard has updated CVC-WI-015(2) Determinations for a Vessel’s Keel Laid Date or Similar Stage of Construction for U.S. Flag Vessels.
Click here to download the CVC-WI-015(2).
Year Two COI Considerations and Requirements
- TVIBs TPO customers lead the pack for meeting the 25% requirement for obtaining COIs in year one.
- Now is not the time slow up as the Coast Guard is squarely focused on the year two deliverable of 50% of an owner/managing operator’s fleet along with all of the one vessel owner/managing operators that must have their COI by July 20, 2020.
New Construction Vessel COI Requirements
- A new towing is defined in §136.110 “means a towing vessel, subject to inspection under this subchapter, that: (1) Had its keel laid or was at a similar stage of construction on or after July 20, 2017; or (2) Underwent a major conversion that was initiated on or after July 20, 2017.”
- §136.202(c) “A new towing vessel must obtain a COI before it enters into service.”
- TSMS option vessels – §138.315(b)(2) “(2) An external audit must be conducted no later than 6 months after the issuance of the initial COI for vessels subject to the owner or managing operator’s TSMS that have been owned or operated for fewer than 6 months prior to receiving the initial COI.”
- Owner/managing operators that are engaged in new construction should keep these items in mind.