Subchapter-M

Subchapter M of 46 CFR  “Inspection of Towing Vessels” was released on 20 June 2016. The window available of required compliance begins as of that date. Click here for my 18-page SubchapterMComments and summary. The full version is available without the 537 pages of comments sent to the Coast Guard under the NPRM in the Federal Register. A FAQ is available from the TVNCOE. See our 72-page UNOFFICIAL, MS Word format, searchable SUBCHAPTER M. You can download the Word document to your computer and search it for information you may need. If you have any question at all READ THE FULL FEDERAL REGISTER OFFICIAL VERSION, WITH TABLES shown above as “Federal Register”.

C G Vessel Inspection Functionality:

When the costies show up to inspect your vessel here is probably what you can expect.

18 July 2016 Rule corrections:

  • 143.300 [Corrected] Pressure Vessels, in paragraph (d), ‘‘Pressure vessels installed after July 20, 2016 must meet the requirements of §143.545.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Pressure vessels installed after July 20, 2018, or the date the vessel obtains a Certificate of Inspection (COI), whichever date is earlier, must meet the requirements of §143.545.’’
  • 144.105 [Corrected] Applicability and delayed implementation, in paragraph (c), the date ‘‘July 20, 2016’’ is corrected to read ‘‘July 20, 2017’’.
  • 144.135 [Corrected] in Table 144.135, in paragraph (c), ‘‘A vessel on which a new installation that is not a ‘‘replacement in kind’’ is to be made after July 20, 2016.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘A vessel on which a new installation that is not a ‘‘replacement in kind.’’