Great Lakes Towing Company looks to ABS for compliance solutions with Subchapter M requirements

  ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has been awarded a Third Party Organization contract by The Great Lakes Towing Company (GLT) to support compliance with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Subchapter M regulations.   “Every organization operating towing vessels in US inland waterways will … [Read more...]

ABS Type Approval offers industry’s only Subchapter M equipment compliance.

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has expanded its Type Approval product certification process to allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet compliance with 46 CFR Subchapter M Regulations.   “As the inland maritime industry begins preparing for Subchapter M compliance, owners and yards are … [Read more...]

Industry looks to ABS for best-in-class guidance on compliance with Subchapter M requirements.

  Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has been awarded a Third Party Organization contract by Blessey Marine Services, Inc., owner and operator of a fleet of inland towing vessels and tank barges, to support compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) Subchapter M requirements.   “Owners and … [Read more...]

ABS Releases Subchapter M Guidance

International classification society ABS has released new guidance for U.S. towing vessel owners to help them comply with the new requirements of Subchapter M. ABS says the guidance, titled the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Subchapter M Towing Vessels, is the first to help American owners comply with new U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requirements governing towing … [Read more...]

USCG Publishes Long-Awaited Subchapter M Final Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday published the final rule of its new and long-awaited towing vessel regulations known as Subchapter M establishing new requirements for the design, construction, onboard equipment and operation of towing vessels. The regulations, which were developed over more than a decade with input from the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) and the … [Read more...]