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Domestic Vessel & Offshore Compliance Division (CG-CVC-1)

Towing Vessels

Appeals

Below is a list of all appeals associated with Uninspected Towing Vessels.

Date Posted Description
03/11/11 Appeals, Equivalencies, & Exemption Process Guide
01/21/10 D7 Asst Towing Appeal Signed

Guidance

Policy

Below is a list of all policy associated with Uninspected Towing Vessels.

Date Posted Program Description
03/12/10 CG-543 Policy Letter 10-02: Existing Systems & Equipment on Uninspected Towing Vessels
03/04/11 CG-543 Policy Letter 11-02: Guidelines for Acceptance of Perko Navigational Light Fixtures on Uninspected Commercial Vessels
01/03/11 CG-543 Policy Letter 10-05: Electronic Navigation Publications Onboard U.S. Vessels
01/03/11 CG-543 Policy Letter 10-06: Carriage of Lifesaving and Firefighting Equipment on Board uninspected Towing Vessels in Excess of Subchapter C Requirements
03/12/10 CG-5431 Marine Inspection Notice 01-10: Hillersafe Fire Detection Systems on Uninspected Towing Vessels
03/12/10 CG-5431 Marine Inspection Notice 06-11: HillerSafe Fire Detection Systems on Uninspected Towing Vessels

Towing Vessel Bridging Program

A Towing Vessel Bridging Program (TVBP) has been initiated by the Office of Vessel Activities (CG-CVC-1) to ease the transition and ensure that both the Coast Guard and the towing vessel industry are informed and prepared to meet the new requirements to be finalized in Subchapter M. This goal will be accomplished by enhancing, improving, and increasing Coast Guard interactions with the towing vessel industry, and by acclimating all involved with the procedures, policy, requirements and administration of existing and, as implementation draws closer, new Subchapter M regulations. To further these ends, during this period of transition the Coast Guard will conduct extensive industry outreach, properly train our people, and will examine every uninspected towing vessel (UTV) that will be inspected under Subchapter M.

Date Posted Description
05/22/13 UTV Training Aid
01/17/12 2011 Year End Numbers
10/25/11 Exam Form
10/25/11 Exam Form Instructions
07/06/10 TVBP Update MSG 07/02/10
12/10/09 TVBP Presentation
11/02/09 TVBP Outreach, Orientation, & Indoc Workbook
08/31/09 UTV Aux Examiner PQS
07/09/09 TVBP Training Message
06/12/09 TVBP Policy Memo
06/12/09 TVBP Update 3

Towing Vessel Bridging Program Outreach Materials