Coast Guard Policy Guidance

Since the publication of Subchapter M, the Coast Guard has published a number of policy letters, work instructions and other guidance to clarify and assist OCMIs and towing vessel operators in implementing various regulatory requirements and processes. Please find links to these guidance documents below.
            Policy Letters
            TSMS Option:
Work Instructions:
  • CVC-WI-015(1), Determinations for a Vessel’s Keel Laid Date or Similar Stage of Construction
  • CVC-WI-013(3), Towing Vessel COI Inspections under TSMS Option
  • CVC-WI-010(2), OCMI Guidance on Special Consideration for Subchapter M Vessels
Other Policy Guidance: