Drydock and Internal Structural Examination Certification Course

Course Description: 3 Day Course

Subchapter M requires all inspected towing vessels that have obtained a Certificate of Inspection (COI) to undergo a drydock and internal structural examination (DD/ISE) at least once for freshwater vessels and twice for saltwater vessels every five years.

This three-day course will provide those surveyors who plan to conduct drydock and internal structural examinations of inspected towing vessels for compliance with Subchapter M the tools, skills and knowledge to complete these examinations, and provides a path toward an industry-recognized credential. *Pre-course online work is also required.

*Registration links at the bottom of the page.

Who should attend:

  • Marine surveyors
  • Naval architects/naval engineers
  • Coast Guard Marine Inspectors and Investigators
  • Shipyard personnel involved in vessel repairs
  • Port engineers
  • Survey program managers
  • Individuals who intend to conduct drydock and internal structural examinations of ITVs

What will I learn in this course?

  • Learn how to conduct drydock examinations of towing vessels and internal structural examinations
  • Learn how to write examination reports that satisfy Subchapter M requirements
  • Understand the relationships between the third-party organization (TPO), surveyor, vessel owner/managing operator, Coast Guard and shipyard along with the expectations for each party involved
  • Understand how the vessel’s TSMS affects the DD/ISE process
  • Learn how to apply guidance from multiple reference materials to assist in making determinations of whether an item’s condition is suitable for route and service
  • Learn how to approve corrective action plans (CAP) that will meet TPO and Coast Guard expectations

* Following the successful completion of this course, individuals seeking to become credentialed DD/ISE surveyors must complete the application process and complete a practical demonstration of surveying skills, which may include a “check ride” with a certified TVIB Drydock/ISE Surveyor.

Individuals who do not intend to conduct drydock and internal structural examinations may attend the course to obtain a better understanding of what is entailed in these compliance activities.

REGISTER    May 4 – 6 — Channelview, TX

TVIB has contracted with the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 6175 E. Sam Houston Parkway N, Houston, TX 77049 to provide a block of rooms for this training.  The room rate is $89 per night, plus tax for a King room and includes complimentary hot breakfast, daily paper, wifi, and free parking.  Book your room by calling the hotel directly at: 346-410-5050 and ask for the TVIB April training room rate.

REGISTER    July 21 – 23 — Monessen, PA

TVIB has contracted with the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 189 Finley Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012 to provide a block of rooms for this training. The hotel is 8 miles (@12 min.) from the training venue. The room rate is $99 per night, plus tax for a Standard room and $109 per night plus tax for a King Suite Room.  The rate includes complimentary hot breakfast, daily paper, wifi, and free parking. Book your room by calling the hotel directly at: 724-929-2800 and asking for the TVIB Training room rate.

REGISTER    August 4 – 6 — Hebron, KY

REGISTER    August 31 – September 2 — Harahan, LA

REGISTER    November 30 – December 2 — Paducah, KY