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2 46 CFR SUBCHAPTER... Continued from page 1 By their nature, towing vessels work in close quarters in rivers, bays, and harbors, and heavy seas offshore. Their service is rigorous; demands on the vessels and their crews are high. Because of this, the consequences to persons, marine transportation systems, commerce, and the environment are potentially far-reaching in the event of a failure. 3 I had the benefit of sailing with highly skilled crews aboard well-maintained vessels. I am confident that we handled the sheer terror component of that paradigm as well as possible under the circumstances. But in hindsight, application of current engineering and safety principles, including hazard and risk recognition, redundant design, and Safety Management Systems would have mitigated most, if not all, the risk and hence the terror. Currently, the U.S. flag domestic cargo fleet comprises over 38,000 vessels (mostly tugs and barges) that handle a combined total of more than one billion tons of cargo annually, and represent over $41 billion dollars in private investment in The USCG estimates that 6,500 of those 38,000 vessels include towing vessels greater than 26 feet in length. Each year the USCG has consistently investigated several hundred incidents, some serious, involving towing vessels ranging from collisions and allisions to fires and personal injuries on board. Of these reported incidents, the most serious are generally those precipitated by sudden loss of maneuverability. 5 Historically, the majority of towing vessels in inland and coastwise service are classified as uninspected vessels. Although inland and coastwise towing vessels are regulated by CFR, there are no requirements that they be classed and inspected like ships. The USCG has drafted Subchapter M Proposed Regulations for Towing Vessels that, when enacted, would require the approximate 6,500 towing vessels longer than 26 feet in length to be USCG inspected. 6 Salient legal commentary (beyond the qualifications of this author) was put forth in 2009 by Attorneys C. Kent Roberts and Melissa Berube: As with the development of most safety regulations, the towing vessel regulations can be expected to take existing best practices of the towing industry and to codify them into regulations so as to require all towing vessel operators to meet a baseline standard of prudent and safe operation and management. Hence, the regulatory process takes what vessel operators should be doing under a reasonable man or negligence standard and converts it to a regulatory requirement. Failure to meet the standard of performance described in the regulation will no longer be just a matter of ordinary negligence but will also amount to a violation of law. In the maritime law context, a statutory violation can do more than simply support a finding of fault. The statutory fault can reverse burdens of proof, eliminate limitations of liability and eliminate defenses to liability that would otherwise apply under a negligence standard alone. The Coast Guard Subchapter M is not being developed in the context of implementing international conventions for safety management systems, such as SOLAS and ISM. Rather, a key component to the new regulations is bringing towing vessel inspection more in line with the inspection regime applicable to other Coast Guard inspected vessels, in part, to avoid an OSHA regulatory overlay. A vessel owner can limit its liability under the Limitation of Liability Act only if the casualty giving rise to that liability was occasioned or incurred without the vessel owner s privity or knowledge. In the corporate owner situation, however, privity and knowledge is 3 Bartley J. Eckhardt & Capt. Peter D. Squicciarini, USCG, Towing Vessel Safety: Risk-based Maintenance and Inspection of Towing Vessel Machinery and Systems, presented at the 2013 ASME/USCG Workshop on Marine Technology & Standards in Arlington, VA, available at 4 United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration, U.S. Flag Waterborne Domestic Trade and Related Programs, landing_page/domestic_shipping/domestic_shipping.htm. 5 Eckhardt & Squicciarini, supra note 3. 6 Inspection of Towing Vessels, 76 Fed. Reg (proposed Aug. 11, 2011) (to be codified at 46 C.F.R. pts ), available at Documents/SubM/NPRM.pdf. 9 9

3 frequently found in the failure of a corporate manager to evaluate properly the vessel s seaworthiness, train the master or crew, employ proper safety management, provide safety training and safety materials and require the master and crew to follow proper policies and procedures CFR Subchapter M Towing Vessel Regulations are scheduled to be enacted in the fourth quarter of this year (scuttlebutt has it this will be delayed until at least spring 2015), and implemented in a multi-year phase-in shown in Figure 1. 8 Figure 1 The USCG engaged ABSG Consulting, Inc. to review the regulations. In addition, the USCG, along with the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC), a long established chartered Federal Advisory Committee empowered to formally represent the towing industry and provide a mechanism to involve them in the proposed regulation s development and implementation, and other important safety and operational issues unique to towing vessels. 9 Comprehensive review and analysis of years of USCG data identified the type, frequency, and severity of incidents, in short, risk. Significant trends were focus areas for crafting the new regulations to mitigate or eliminate the identified risks through new requirements for equipment, redundancy, maintenance, operations, personnel, and of particular note, a proposed Safety Management System (SMS). The International Safety Management Code (ISM) sets the standard for SMSs; at the SMS s core itself is risk-based analysis and trending. 10 The probability of the failure of any system is greatly reduced when it is 100 percent redundant. The benefit of redundancy is intuitively obvious and has long been applied in the design of the ships systems, in particular warships, in the deep sea environment. Regarding redundancy, there is a curious paradox between deep sea and towing vessels. In deep sea vessels, redundancy in propulsion greatly reduces the likelihood of a ship being stranded miles from nowhere. But generally, stranding is not the most significant concern for inland and coastwise towing vessels. Machinery and equipment failures, however, are precisely because they endanger shoreside populations and facilities. Yet, redundancy in towing vessels systems has neither been required nor unilaterally applied in the historic design and typical construction of towing vessels. It is logical, therefore, that USCG requires redundancy at least in steering systems in the proposed Subchapter M Regulations. 11 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) - Proposed Regulations for Towing Vessels was put forth August 11, 2011, and discussed the Proposed Rule: A. Summary The Coast Guard proposes to establish a comprehensive safety system that includes company compliance, vessel compliance, vessel standards, and oversight in a new Code of Federal Regulations subchapter dedicated to towing vessels. At the management level, organizations that operate towing vessels subject to inspection would be required to select a compliance option for the managed fleet. Those compliance options are a Safety Management System, including the development and implementation of that system, or an alternative annual Coast Guard inspection regime, leaving those vessels or fleets subject to an annual Coast Guard inspection. The safety 7 C. Kent Roberts & Melissa Berube, Towing Vessel Inspection-Potential Application of Statutory Fault Doctrines, 7-4 Benedict s maritime Bulletin 7 (2010). 8 Capt. Peter D. Squicciarini, USCG, Subchapter M Inspection of Towing Vessels, presented at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Waterway Conference. 9 Eckhardt & Squicciarini, supra note Id. at Id

4 management system would describe procedures for ensuring how its vessels and employees would comply with all applicable requirements prescribed in this subchapter. Management would tailor its safety management system to take into consideration its size, organizational structure, and vessel types and services. Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) compliance would be verified through audits and surveys conducted by thirdparty organizations approved by the Coast Guard and would be documented by the issuance of a TSMS Certificate. At the vessel level, towing vessels operating under the TSMS option would receive audits and surveys by the approved third-party organizations, at a frequency delineated in part 138. In addition, the Coast Guard would conduct compliance examinations at least once every 5 years, along with additional random compliance checks based on risk. That risk would be determined through analysis of management and vessel safety histories. Certificates of Inspection (COIs) would be issued by the Coast Guard to vessels based on evidence of a vessel s successful compliance with the subchapter. The Coast Guard would provide direct oversight of the third-party organizations that conduct TSMS audits and surveys, through approval and observation. This would include review and approval of the organization s application to become an approved third party, as well as review of the individual auditors and surveyors they employ. Random visits to their offices and direct observation of their activities would also be used. The Coast Guard would be able to consider an organization s history when evaluating requests for renewal of their status as an approved third party every 5 years and would also have the authority to revoke approval for failure to comply with conditions of approval and applicable standards. Overall, this proposal would allow each towing vessel organization to customize its approach to meeting the requirements of the regulations, while providing continuous oversight using audits, surveys, inspections, and reviews of safety data. This would improve the safety of towing vessels and provide a more efficient means to use the resources of towing vessel operators, safety professionals in the approved third-party organizations, and the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard understands that the majority of towing vessel accidents are related to human factors. We are proposing to address human factors in several ways. First, we propose to require that towing vessels be operated pursuant to a safety management system or be subject to an alternative, annual Coast Guard inspection regime. Second, we propose the establishment of new requirements directed at crew and vessel operational safety standards. As indicated below, in section IV.L. of the preamble, we are considering including hours of service standards and crew endurance management requirements but are not proposing such requirements at this time. Equipment failures also contribute to towing accidents. We would address these non-human factors casualties by establishing vessel equipment and system standards appropriate for towing vessels, and by establishing procedures and schedules for routine tests and inspections of the vessels and their onboard equipment and systems. In the remainder of this section (IV.), we summarize some of the significant portions of the NPRM, including the proposed applicability of the NPRM, the safety management system, the use of third parties, and the machinery and electrical provisions. After those summaries, we have broken down the proposed regulation in a part-by

5 part summary. We have included brief discussions on the topics of user fees and manning, as the NPRM contains changes to those already existing provisions in our regulations. Lastly, we have included a discussion of the comments we received in response to our December 30, 2004 request for comments (69 FR 78741). 12 Specific Parts of the Regulations are: Part 136- CERTIFICATION This part sets out the applicability for subchapter M and describes the requirements for obtaining and renewing a Certificate of Inspection (COI). Part 137- VESSEL COMPLIANCE This part describes the procedures owners or managing operators of towing vessels must use to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of this subchapter. Part 138- TOWING SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (TSMS) This purpose of this part is to prescribe requirements for owners or managing operators of towing vessels who adopt a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) to comply with the requirements of this subchapter. Part 139- THIRD-PARTY ORGANIZATIONS This part states the requirements applicable to approved third-party organizations that conduct audits and surveys for towing vessels as required by this subchapter. Part 140- OPERATIONS This part contains the health, safety, and operational requirements for towing vessels and the crewmembers serving onboard them. Part 141-LIFESAVING This part contains requirements for lifesaving equipment, arrangements, systems, and procedures on towing vessels. Part 142- FIRE PROTECTION This part describes the requirements for fire suppression and detection equipment and arrangements on towing vessels. Part 143-MACHINERY AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT This part contains requirements for the design, installation, and operation of primary and auxiliary machinery and electrical systems and equipment on towing vessels. Part 144- CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT This part details the requirements for design, construction and arrangement, and plan review and approval for towing vessels. 13 CONCLUSION CFR 46 Subchapter M NPRM has been issued, and is expected to be enacted in the near future. Overarching and guiding principles of Subchapter M are rooted in the proper application of current engineering and safety principles predicated on risk assessment and management. Most significant, from a technical perspective, are redundancy requirements and the option to adopt TSMS or regular inspection. Neither option constitutes a technical escape clause. Regardless of which option is selected by the vessel owner, vessels, machinery, equipment, processes, manpower, procedures and training are expected to meet baseline (minimum) standards of care for risk management, mitigation, and safety. 12 Inspection of Towing Vessels, 76 Fed. Reg (proposed Aug. 11, 2011) (to be codified at 46 C.F.R. pts ), available at Documents/SubM/NPRM.pdf. 13 Id

6 APPENDIX A FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 14 Q: Will all towing vessels be affected by these new regulations? A: In general, the proposed regulations would apply to vessels engaged in towing that are 26 feet in length and greater. The regulations could potentially affect more than 5000 Towing Vessels. Q: What does it mean to be inspected? A: Inspected vessels must meet more rigorous safety standards. The higher safety standards include approval of (vessel) build plans, oversight of construction, increased safety equipment and more comprehensive operating requirements. Inspected vessels are issued a Certificate of Inspection and allowed to operate as a towing vessel. Q: What is a Safety Management System? A: A Safety Management System is a method of establishing centrally managed policies and procedures for the safe operation and maintenance and examination of a company s vessels. It documents authorities, reporting requirements, and quality procedures, as well as establishes and documents internal and external auditing. Q: Does the NPRM propose that all vessels have a Safety Management System? A: No. The NPRM offers a safety management system as an alternative to a traditional Coast Guard inspection regime. Q: How was the NPRM developed? A: The Coast Guard worked closely with the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) which is a statutorily established federal advisory committee whose purpose is to advise the Coast Guard on matters of towing vessel safety. Q: Is this rule making designed to put small companies out of business? A: No. The intent is to set reasonable standards for towing vessels to enhance maritime safety by ensuring all companies and vessels comply with those standards. Q: Does the NPRM contain proposed regulations limiting the hours of service or requiring crew endurance management? A: At this time there is no specific proposal regarding requirements for hours of service and crew endurance management for mariners aboard towing vessels. However, the Coast Guard has discussed this important issue on the Federal Register publication and invites comments to assist the Coast Guard in deciding whether to propose such requirements in the future. 14 Subchapter M NPRM Pamphlet, available at VISIT US ON THE WEB AT:

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