C-PORT meets on towing vessel safety proposals

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Tina Cardone, executive director of the Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing, and C-PORT director Joe Frohnhoefer were among those attending the spring Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting last week in Memphis.

The committee advises the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.

The committee has been working on many projects, all in stages of completion. The projects include towing vessel inspections, a new licensing scheme to allow for mariners to enhance their career choices, and barge and bridge lighting resolutions focused on boating safety.

“We understand that both vessel inspections and the new licensing scheme are due to be published in the Federal Register soon,” Cardone said in a statement. “Once published as a proposed rulemaking, the committee will be able to diligently continue their work on these important tasks.”

The next committee meeting is set for mid-October.

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