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What We Can Do For You

  • Foster dialog between the Coast Guard and towing vessel stakeholders.
  • Help ensure consistent regulatory application through towing vessel training and guidance.
  • Provide towing vessel inspection support.
  • Gather, organize, and provide statistical information.

What's New

02/21/2020: The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference March 10, to discuss the two committee's two current tasks. The Towing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.

02/21/2020:  training webpage has been added to the TVNCOE website. Coast Guard and towing industry organizations can now request a customized training session designed specifically to meet their Subchapter M needs. Provided instruction will include the latest policy and Coast Guard thinking on the selected topics.