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Vessel Conversion and Repair

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SubM: A Look Back at Year 1; Looking Ahead to Year 2

The one year anniversary of the beginning of the phase- By the Numbers, and as reported by the U.S. Coast in for the new subchapter M towboat rules came and went Guard’s Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise on on July 20, 2019, apparently without a whimper. But, it 23 July, the subchapter M compliance numbers looked wasn’t too long ago (December 2018, actually) that towing something like this: vessel SME and subchapter M expert Captain Pat Folan • 914: Total COIs issued: 914 asked within our pages, “What if they passed a law and no • 687: TSMS Option COIs: 687 one complied?” Folan continued, within that edition, “I’ve spo- • 450: Approximate number of COI’s in progress ken with the U.S. Coast Guard in multiple districts and they at the end of July are wondering what the owners are going to do. I have spoken • 227: USCG Option COIs: 227 with owners and they are wondering what they are going to • 25.7: PCT of Sub-M

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