The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise (TVNCOE) reports that approximately 750 COIs have been issued with another 450 currently in the queue. They believe this represents approximately 22% of the 25% of the fleet towing vessels needing COIs in by July 22, 2019 (year one of the four-year phase-in).
They estimate that 219 companies have received a TSMS certificate/DOC and are using an SMS for compliance that those companies represent roughly 3,250 towing vessels.
6/17/2019 The USCG Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has issued Change 2 to CVC-WI-010(2) OCMI Guidance on Special Consideration for 46 CFR Subchapter M Vessels.
They have added language related to navigation lights and shapes. We are presently reviewing the added language and will provide TVIB specific feedback in the coming days.
Click here to download CVC-WI-010(2) OCMI Guidance on Special Consideration for 46 CFR Subchapter M Vessels
The USCG Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has issued a revised Towing Vessel Particulars form, dated 05/21/2019. Download link below.
Click here to download CVC-FM-004(2) – 5/21/2019 Towing Vessel Particulars