Does your company need a Safety Management System?


Would you like more help preparing for Subchapter M and its implementation?


How do you measure your company's performance?

     We have written a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) that adheres to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. Our plan meets Subchapter M and AWO RCP. The objectives of Sub M are to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life and avoidance of damage to the environment, in particular the marine environment and to property.

     Our objective is to help you operate a safe, efficient company that is in compliance with all rules and regulations. We can assess your operation and provide you with a Towing Safety Management System for your office and vessels.

     We will also assist with the implementation of the plan through training and audits and we will help you continually improve your organization.

     Our Safety Management System and training program will help with the promotion of a culture of safety and environmental management and we will be your expert partner for safety, quality and Subchapter M compliance.



     We have been involved in the regulatory process that has led to Subchapter M and we have worked with industry, USCG and TPOs to make sure that we all understrand the final rule. We have experince with Safety Management Systems - both writing and implementing them. We have three ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditors on staff and of equal importance they all have worked in the tug and barge industry for decades.

     Subchapter M is comprised of two inspection options.

     The first is the USCG option and it would involve the implementation of a Health and Safety plan, auditing of that plan by the USCG and inspections of your vessel(s) by USCG personnel.

     The second option is operating under a TSMS (Towing Safety Management System) and having third party organizations audit and survey your organization and vessel(s).



Marine News April 2017 Insights




Metrics are essential for establishing goals and for measuring your company's performance.

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Are you looking for a knowledgeable and reputable surveyor for your equipment?

We specialize in performing surveys on towing vessels and barges. As with any survey, structural integrity, water tightness and suitability weigh heavily but we also are in a unique position to perform safety surveys as part of the survey process.

Our in-depth understanding of the regualtions affecting our industry help keep your vessels and crew up to speed on the regualtions and point you in the right direction as the industry changes.


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