Tuesday, August 7, 2018

14th USCG District Issues Subchapter M COI

By Karen Robes Meeks

On August 2, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu issued a Certificate of Inspection (COI) to towing vessel Namahoe, the first to be issued in Coast Guard 14th District since new inspection regulations were enacted nationally July 20.

The new regulations apply to Subchapter M towing vessels, which fall under any towing vessel larger than 26 feet. About 58 area vessels will need to get the new Certificate of Inspection.

“Now the regulations are a little more in depth,” said Chief Warrant Officer Bryan M. Anderson, a marine inspector with Sector Honolulu. “The Coast Guard and the towing vessel industry worked very closely together to establish new towing vessel regulations for construction, engineering, life-saving, firefighting and manning the vessel.”