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.
We have a limited number of seats available for upcoming
our Annual Survey of Towing Vessels (ASTV) course next month in New
Orleans. The course will be held March
12-15, 2019 from 8am-5pm at Turn Services, 3333 Chartres Street, New Orleans,
The ASTV course is required for those seeking the
TVIB Certified Subchapter M Surveyor for Annual Surveys credential to perform
TVIB TPO Subchapter M annual surveys of towing vessels but has also been designed
to teach those who will be performing surveys as a part of an internal survey
Since the inception of the training, TVIB has hosted
more than 30 USCG personnel, including investigators and inspectors from across
various sectors. The combination of
students from both industry and the USCG has proven to be an invaluable mix for
the course, resulting in dynamic and informative discussion and insights.