Inspected Towing Vessel Decision Aid (TugSafe)

This decision aid is designed to assist with preparation, completion and documentation of inspections or surveys of commercial towing vessels required to comply with 46 CFR Subchapter M. The job aid will generate a custom requirement list for a specific commercial towing vessel using any computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

If you have questions about how to comply with requirements listed by the job aid please contact your local Officer in Charge Marine Inspection (OCMI), the nearest District Towing Vessel Safety Specialist or the Coast Guard Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise (TVNCOE) for additional clarification.

The TugSafe feedback button is provided for reporting of errors/omissions found while using the decision aid and for making suggestions on improving the decision aid.

TugSafe Lite

Click on the relevant link below to view the general compliance guidance contained within TugSafe without generating a checklist. Please use the above "TugSafe Feedback" button to report any errors/omissions or to suggest improvements.

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