Baker Lyman Taps TBS for RCP-TSMS Transition Plan

press release
Monday, August 27, 2012

Baker, Lyman & Co. announced the appointment of Tug & Barge Solutions, LLC (TBS) as the lead implementation manager for Baker Lyman’s signature “RCP-TSMS Model Transition Plan”.


The USCG’s proposed Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) has received much industry attention since the release of the Sub-Chapter M Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in August, 2011. Baker Lyman’s “RCP-TSMS Model Transition Plan” allows current AWO RCP companies to enroll into a statutorily certified TSMS process prior to the Sub-Chapter M Final Rule, according to Corinne Titus, Baker Lyman’s CEO. “I am pleased that Baker Lyman has placed such confidence in TBS”, Pat Falon, COO of the Daphne, Alabama based firm, said, “Baker Lyman’s TSMS strategic alliance with Germanischer Lloyd and the CORSAIR Towing Vessel Record software have made Baker Lyman the best TSMS option for towboaters. TBS is delighted by our role with the RCP-TSMS Model Transition Plan.”


“TBS assisted Baker Lyman in identifying the cost savings this opportunity offers tugboat operators”, Titus continued, “the synergies between BL and TBS to assist TSMS impacted companies is exciting.” Rocky Marchiano, Director of Baker Lyman’s Maritime Compliance Division, suggested that Baker Lyman will likely be the only option for AWO RCP enrollees for some time. “Since TSMS 3rd Party Recognized Organization applicants face a tremendous economic and legal challenge in order to gain USCG approval it’s sensible to conclude that there will be few, if any, USCG approved TSMS 3rd Party RO’s outside of Germanischer Lloyd and ABS,” Marchiano asserted, “Due to this probability the Baker Lyman-Germanischer Lloyd TSMS Strategic Alliance will be left as the most affordable TSMS track industry-wide.”


The “RCP-TSMS Model Transition Plan” and CORSAIR Towing Vessel Record are available for pre-booking prior to Oct 30. Pre-booking is limited to 25 companies. After the pre-booking date orders will be taken on a priority basis.


Technology

WSS Marketing Turner Design’s Ballast Water Compliance Tool

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS), provider of products and services to the shipping industry, said it has signed a partnership with Turner Designs USA to market its

Wärtsilä to Launch Sea-Master at SMM

Set to launch at SMM 2016 in Hamburg September 6-9, 2016, the new Wärtsilä Sea-Master system uses digital technology to monitor shaft bearings and seals to help

Japanese Yards Mull Shipbuilding Alliance

Four major Japanese shipbuilders are in discussions to form an alliance in hopes of riding out the industry slump.   Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced

Contracts

Banks Halt Support for Hanjin

A bankruptcy would be biggest ever for a container shipper. Hanjin Shipping Co's banks are halting support for the South Korean company, its lead creditor said,

Austal Dives into Loss

Australia’s largest shipbuilder Austal posted a full year loss of $84.28 million because a program to build war ships for the US Navy took longer than expected.

Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran

Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC)  have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling

Legal

MN100: MOPS Marine License Insurance

The Company: Since 1935, MOPS Marine License Insurance has defended the USCG licenses of mariners operating in every maritime sector in the United States. Its network of over 80 maritime law firms,

OSV firm Farstad Continues Restructuring Talks

Supply firm Farstad Shipping's CEO Karl Johan Bakken repeats is in stand-still agreement with lenders until Oct. 1   Notable disclosures: * CEO says is talking

Banks Halt Support for Hanjin

A bankruptcy would be biggest ever for a container shipper. Hanjin Shipping Co's banks are halting support for the South Korean company, its lead creditor said,

Maritime Safety

Wounded Lobsterman Medevaced near Cape Cope

An injured lobsterman was medically evacuated by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday roughly 130 nautical miles east of Cape Cod.   At about 10:15 a.m.,

FlameRanger Automatically Detects and Fights Fires

Unifire AB’s FlameRanger is a first-of-its-kind robotic nozzle system which automatically detects and extinguishes fires for fixed installations, indoors and outdoors,

DNV GL Launches New Approach to Manage Uncertainty in Risk Assessment

There is increasing emphasis from regulators on addressing uncertainty in risk assessments to improve safety. DNV GL’s new paper, ‘Enabling confidence – addressing uncertainty in risk assessments’,

Government Update

India Shipping Ministry Enlarges Scope of Sagarmala

India's Ministry of Shipping has formulated a revised Central Sector Scheme to provide financial support to Major and Non-Major Ports as well as State Governments

California: A Strong Shipbuilding State

Fifth in the nation for direct employment, California shipbuilding and repair industry supports nearly 35,000 jobs; Maritime Administrator highlights economic importance

White House Sees a Path to Approval of Pacific Trade Deal

The White House on Monday said it was hopeful it could win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before President Barack Obama leaves office,

Software Solutions

ABB Launches Torque Monitoring System

ABB has launched a new torque monitoring system called Torductor Marine, which is aimed at optimizing engine and fuel efficiency in the maritime sector. The new

MN100: Krill Systems, Inc.

The Company: Krill Systems Inc. was founded as a software development company focusing on accurate vessel fuel consumption measurement and efficient data transmission.

MobileOps Pursuing Maritime Business

Redmond, Wash. based MobileOps, Inc., a software company specializing in the design and development of maritime software applications (dispatch, safety, compliance,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1081 sec (9 req/sec)