TVIB Services

TVIB provides a variety of services that address the certification, auditing and surveying needs of the modern towing vessel industry. Our suite of services is designed by industry veterans who are out in the field working directly with mariners every day, so we’re always in step with their needs.

As a third-party operator (TPO) under Subchapter M, TVIB has received approval from the US Coast Guard to:

  • issue TSMS certificates
  • conduct external audits and surveys of towing vessels and safety management systems
  • provide oversight of a company’s internal survey program
  • train auditors and surveyors in all aspects of Subchapter M compliance

TVIB Service Providers

TVIB has a broad network of auditors and surveyors from coast to coast who are capable of serving inland, coastwise and ocean fleets. Our service providers have earned a reputation as some of the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the industry, and TVIB’s continuing education initiatives ensure that they’re always up-to-date on the latest practices, technologies and regulations.

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TVIB Training and Certification Options for Internal Surveyors

To accommodate vessel owners and operators looking to comply with Subchapter M under the internal survey option, TVIB offers an internal surveyor program. This program provides all the tools and training necessary for internal surveyors to confidently conduct internal reviews of your operations to make sure you’re Subchapter M-compliant.