6/6/2018: Updated Subchapter M Frequently Asked Questions now available

The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise recently published the latest additions and updates to the Frequently Asked Questions regarding Subchapter M, inspected towing vessels. As a convenience for our readers, in this post Maritime Commons is providing a compilation of those changes, made as of May 29, 2018.


10/31/2017: Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise provides tips for Third-Party Organization applicants

The Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise provided these tips for entities interested submitting a Third Party Organization application under Subchapter M.


1/6/2017: Coast Guard approves Subchapter M Third Party Organizations

On January 3, 2017, the Coast Guard approved several Third Party Organizations (TPOs) in accordance with 46 CFR 139.115 to carry out functions described in 46 CFR Subchapter M.