AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti recently authored an op-ed that was featured in the Washington Times Infrastructure 2017 special report, in which he discussed the economic contributions and policy priorities of the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry. The special report also featured op-ed contributions from Members of Congress and private sector industry leaders.
AWO has submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Coast Guard with a comprehensive list of regulations and policy the agency should consider for repeal, replacement or modification. Read the full letter here.
On November 21 the U.S. Coast Guard formally accepted the AWO Responsible Carrier Program as an existing Safety Management System that complies with the requirements of Subchapter M. In a letter conveying the acceptance, RADM Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, wrote, “This is a significant milestone in the implementation of Subchapter M and . . . your staff and your members are to be commended on this remarkable achievement. This is an important first step in instilling a culture of safety across the towing industry.”