TVIB Final Opportunity for Virtual Training Courses

Don’t miss out on the final two courses of 2020!

Annual Survey of Towing Vessels Virtual Course

Are you looking to get certified to become a Subchapter M Surveyor to conduct TVIB Third Party Organization annual surveys? Or perhaps you’re performing surveys as part of an internal program?

Our Annual Survey of Towing Vessels course is ideal for you!

Since the inception of training, TVIB has hosted more than 30 USCG personnel, including investigators and inspectors from across various sectors. The combination of student from both industry and the USCG has proven to be an invaluable mix for the course, resulting in dynamic and informative discussion insights.

 Dates: Tuesday, November 3 – Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Drydock/Internal Structural Examination Virtual Course

Do you want to learn how to conduct drydock examinations of towing vessels and internal structural examinations? Do you want to learn how to write examination reports that satisfy Subchapter M requirements? If you answered yes, then join us November 30- December 2 for our three-day course providing you with the tools, skills, and knowledge to complete these examinations.

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EPA: Pre-publication of the Proposed Rule for Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance

The EPA has posted a pre-publication version of the Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance.

The official version will be published in the Federal Register in the coming days and the EPA will host public meetings later this month and into November. We will provide the FR publication and meeting schedule once published.

Click here to download the document.

USCG: Fall 2020 Proceedings

The Fall 2020 issue of the Coast Guard Journal of Safety & Security at Sea Proceedings magazine from the Coast Guard is out. The entire issue is dedicated to mariner health and wellness.

Be sure to check out the article, Addressing Mariner Fatigue (pg. 36), by TVIBs own Jo Ann Salyers. Jo Ann is a TVIB certified auditor and annual surveyor. She is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of TVIB and serves on the Auditor Certification Subcommittee. She operates Salyers Solutions, LLC where she brings over 30 years of experience in safety, training and risk management in the maritime industry to her customers.

Coast Guard Proceedings – Fall 2020