CFR 46 Subchapter M Services


46 CFR Subchapter M Compliance

The Coast Guard allows Towing Vessel Owners several options to come into compliance with Subchapter M regulations. You may choose to use an existing RCP plan, develop a new TSMS Plan, use the Coast Guard option, or a combination of these options. Our staff can assist you in bringing all of your vessels into compliance with Subchapter M and ready to receive a Certificate of Inspection (COI) from the Coast Guard. We can provide:  ● Consultation  ● Gap Analysis  ● Auditor Training  ● New Construction Oversight  ● Plan Review  ● Incident Attendance


Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) Audits

Sabine Surveyors is authorized by the Coast Guard to audit and approve your TSMS plan, issue TSMS Certificates, conduct TSMS Management Audits, and TSMS Audits on your vessels. We are also approved RCP auditors by the American Waterways Organization. Our experienced team is ready to assist you with these services and answer any questions you may have. We can provide:  ● TSMS Review and Audits  ● AWO RCP Audits  ● Towing Vessel Audits  ● Internal Auditor Training


Towing Vessel Surveys

Sabine Surveyor’s team of experienced surveyors is ready to assist you with any Subchapter M Towing Vessel Surveys. Our team of experienced surveyors can assist you with Vessel and Credit Drydock Surveys. If your company elects to use the Coast Guard option for compliance with Subchapter M, our staff surveyors can conduct pre-Coast Guard GAP surveys to identify issues required to bring your vessels into compliance. Regardless of which compliance option you choose, Sabine Surveyors can assist. Services include but are not limited to:  ● Vessel Surveys  ● Drydock surveys  ● Damage inspections and surveys  ● Internal Survey option review  ● Sea Trials