TVIB News Subchapter M Updates

TRAINING UPDATE: 2021 Training Calendar Finalized

We have finalized the training calendar through June 2021.  Due to the continued issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to offer our courses in a virtual format through the first half of the year.  As we move into the second quarter, we will assess the situation and finalize the delivery method (classroom or virtual) and dates for the second half of 2021. Each of the course headings will link you directly to the course description and registration links.  Virtual courses are limited in size and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drydock/Internal Structural Examination Certification Course (DD/ISE)

  • February 9-11; virtual
  • May 4-6; virtual
  • August – TBD; classroom or virtual
  • November – TBD; classroom or virtual

Annual Survey of Towing Vessels (ASTV)

  • March 9-11; virtual
  • September – TBD; classroom or virtual

Subchapter M Auditor Certification Course

  • April 6-7; virtual
  • October – TBD; classroom or virtual

Marine Internal Lead Auditor (MILA) – taught by ACTSafe Training

  • TENTATIVE – April; virtual
  • TENTATIVE – October; classroom or virtual

Stayed tuned for exciting news on three new course offerings this year:

  • TSMS Writing for DD/ISE
  • Subchapter M 101 for Management
  • Corrective Action Plans/Process

USCG: Drydock Examinations (DE), Underwater Survey in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) and Drydock Extension (DDE) Policy Clarifications CVC-WI-029(1)

Published 01/08/2021

This work instruction (CVC-WI-029(1)) provides guidance to District Prevention Staffs (dp), Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs), and the Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise (NCOE) concerning matters relating to drydock exams (DEs), underwater surveys in lieu of drydocking (UWILD), and drydock extensions (DDEs) for all inspected vessels, including vessel inspected under 46 CFR Subchapter M.

Click here to download USCG: Drydock Examinations (DE), Underwater Survey in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) and Drydock Extension (DDE) Policy Clarifications CVC-WI-029(1)

TVIB Training: Training Opportunities for 2020

We have a limited number of seats available for our upcoming Virtual Sub M Auditor Certification course and Virtual Annual Survey of Towing Vessels (ASTV) course being held in October and November.

Sub M Auditor Certification – Oct 6-7 Virtual Training

The Subchapter M Auditor Certification course (2-day course) teaches external (third-party) auditors how to audit a company’s TSMS, with an emphasis on those companies using the American Waterways Operators’ Responsible Carrier Program as the framework for their TSMS. Students who successfully complete this course will have an in-depth understanding of auditing both safety management systems and the vessels that operate under those systems and what compliance means under Subchapter M. This is the appropriate course for those individuals seeking certification to become an approved TPO Auditor, as well as an RCP Lead Auditor/Vessel Auditor.  This course is also ideal for company personnel who want to better understand the expectations of their external auditor.

This course is substantially equal to an ISO 9001 course approved by the USCG as a “recognized equivalent to the requirements of 46 Code of Federal Regulations, 139.130(b)(3), lead auditor/assessor course.

More information and registration.

Annual Survey of Towing Vessels (ASTV) Nov 3-5 Virtual Training

The Annual Survey of Towing Vessels course (3-day course) provides surveyors with the knowledge and skills required to perform TVIB TPO Subchapter M annual surveys of towing vessels. It has been designed to teach those who will be performing surveys as a part of an internal survey program, as well as those surveyors who wish to hold the credential to perform external surveys for TVIB. Everyone who successfully completes the course will receive a course completion certificate. This course is the surveying course required for those individuals seeking the TVIB Certified Subchapter M Surveyor for Annual Surveys credential.

More information and registration.