Marine link
 

USCG Publishes Proposed Rulemaking For Towing Vessels

In the interest of improved safety, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced a proposal on July 12 focused on tightening licensing and manning on towing vessels. The proposal would create new licenses with additional levels of qualifications, calls for enhanced training and more operating experience and requires practical demonstrations of towing skills. The rulemaking stems from findings of the investigation into the AMTRAK rail disaster that claimed 47 lives near Mobile, Ala., in September 1993. The USCG concluded that improvements in licensing, training and qualifications of towing vessel officers could reduce the number of marine accidents associated with these vessels.

According to USCG officials, the proposal resulted from an extensive, cooperative effort with representatives of the towing industry.

The proposal was published in the Federal Register on June 19 as a notice of proposed rulemaking. Written comments must be received before Oct. 17 and should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, Marine Safety Council, (G-LRA/3406), Docket #94-055, USCG Headquarters, 2100 Second Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. Written comments may be delivered between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to Room 3406 at the same address. For additional information or copies of the notice, interested persons should call Lt. Cmdr. Don Darcy, project manager, Office of Environmental Standards, at (202) 267-0221, or fax a message to him at (202) 267-4570.




Pod Propulsion History

A happy coupling
Alaska Marine Highway Finds Dual Purpose Vessel Justifies Cost
Aquastrada II To Be MTU-Powered
Building A Marine Propulsion Empire
Cycloconverters Chosen For Washington State Ferries
Diesel Engine Guide
EMD
Emerson A d d s M a r i n e Jet Drives To Product Line
Gards Inc/s New Gearless Drive: Low Noise With Gear-Like Flexibility
Gas turbines power up European ferries
Jefffboat And Aquamaster Design Z-Drive Propelled River Towboat
Kawasaki Jet Piercer Hayabusa Launched
Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Neste Convert Second Tanker For Arctic Traffic
Low Noise Mechanical Drive Propulsion System Alternatives
Marshall Branson Builds OSRV; Building Two Vessels For South Korea
Mermaid Podded Propulsion Installed
More Than Just A Propeller
MTU Power On lato Fast Ferry Market
New Commercial Fishing Boat: Performance Through New Design
Orders & Innovation Drive Propulsion Gear Manufacturers
Peterson Builders Heads Development Of New Urban Commuter Ferry
Propulsor Efficiency: MIT Penguin Boat Takes Maiden Voyage
Red Funnel Orders Two Voith-Schneider Ferries From Ferguson Shipbuilders, Port Glasgow
SCANDINAVIA...The Ferry Business Proving Ground
Siemens, MaK Cooperate With CCG For Faster Icebreaker Response
SSP Pod Approved For Service
Trinity Delivers Second Cycloidal Tractor Tug; Launches Casino Boat
Trinity Delivers Second Cycloidal Tractor Tug; Launches Casino Boat
USCG Publishes Proposed Rulemaking For Towing Vessels
Walter Machine Outfits Casino Vessels With Keel Coolers
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright