New Towing Vessel ‘Virginia’ Awarded First Certificate of Inspection Under Subchapter M Rules

The newbuild towboat MV Virginia has become the first new towing vessel in the United States to receive a Certificate of Inspection (COI) since the implementation of 46 CFR Subchapter M. The towing vessel is owned by Plimsoll Marine and was built by Blakeley BoatWorks in Mobile, Alabama. It will operate within the Cooper Consolidated fleeting footprint, the largest fleeting … [Read more...]

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...]