AWO held two identical webinar sessions to brief members and non-members alike on the content of the Subchapter M rule. The presentations provided an outline of the new requirements, the timeline for their implementation and highlighted changes between the final rule and the proposed rule.
The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, hailed the U.S. Coast Guard’s publication of the rule to establish an inspection regime for towing vessels at 46 CFR Subchapter M, which will take safety in the towing industry to a new and historic level.
In an editorial in the Washington Times, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) details the importance of the Jones Act to homeland security. Mr. Hunter is Chairman of the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.