The Wall Street Journal published Tom Allegretti's"Letter to the Editor" regarding the number of oil spills included in a September 14 article, "How to Transport Oil More Safely." The publication of the "Letter to the Editor" allowed AWO to make a point about the safety of the industry. Read the letter here.
From protecting the Jones Act to getting ready for the publication of Subchapter M and pushing for the passage of vessel discharge legislation, AWO's 2015 advocacy agenda is a busy one, as Jennifer Carpenter outlines in the August 2015 issue ofMaritime Global News.
BATON ROUGE, La., August 21, 2015 - Leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard and the inland towing industry signed a memorandum of understanding Friday, designed to ensure consistent communications and support efficient and safe movement of commerce on the western rivers of the United States. The memorandum, to be signed by Jim Guidry (Kirby Inland Marine LP and RIETF co-chairman), Rear Admiral June E. Ryan (commander of the 9th Coast Guard District), Rear Admiral David R.
With increased emphasis on accountability and responsibility, the American Waterways Operators (AWO) is moving closer to having the Coast Guard accept its Responsible Carrier Program (RCP) as a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) under the new Subchapter M regulations