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  • Foster dialog between the Coast Guard and towing vessel stakeholders.
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What's New

06/24/2021: Bridge to Bridge radio telephone inspection and certificate guidance has been added to the FCC sub-section under the Credentials, Documents and Reports section in TugSafe Central.

05/26/2021: The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published CG-CVC Policy Letter 19-01 CH.1 which provides updated enforcement guidance regarding manning, credentialing, and watchkeeping requirements applicable to harbor assist towing vessels inspected under 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subchapter M that travel outside the Boundary Line.

05/25/2021: The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published CG-CVC Policy Letter 21-03 which provides guidance on the use of doubler plates on towing vessels subject to 46 CFR Subchapter M.