Safety Leadership

Coast Guard-AWO Safety Partnership Initiatives Completed or Underway

National Quality Steering Committee

2010 - present

  • Cyber Risk Management Quality Action Team: Cyber Risk Management Best Practices for the Towing Industry (2018 work product)

  • ATB Operations and Manning Working Group (2017 report)

  • Preventing Operational Oil Spills from Towing Vessels Quality Action Team (2015 report)

  • Reducing Fall-Overboard Crew Fatalities Quality Action Team (2012 report)

  • Bridging and Implementation Working Group #6: Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise Work Plan (2011 report)

2000 - 2009

  • Safe Management of  Crew Travel Time Quality Action Team (2008 report)

  • Crew Endurance Working Group (2007 report

  • Bridge Allision Work Group (2003 report)

  • Towing Safety Working Group

  • Tank Barge Major and Medium Spills Quality Action Team (2000 report)

1995 - 1999

  • Towing Vessel Boarding Program Quality Action Team (report)

  • Tank Barge Transfer Spills Quality Action Team (1997 report)

  • Towing Vessel Crew Fatalities Quality Action Team (1996 report)

  • Safety Partnership Development Quality Action Team (1994 report)

Mid-America Regional Quality Steering Committee (charter)

2010 - present

  • Western Rivers Congestion and Permitting Quality Action Team (in progress)

  • Western Rivers Aids to Navigation Efficiency Quality Action Team (2019 report)

  • Training and Orientation Quality Action Team (2012 report)

  • Tracking CDC Barges Without IRVMC Quality Action Team

  • Eighth District Casualty Data Quality Action Team

  • Waterways Action Plan

1995-2009

  • Streamlined Inspection Process Quality Action Team

  • Aids to Navigation Quality Action Team: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

  • Industry Orientation Modules Quality Action Team

  • Reducing Downstreaming Incidents Quality Action Team (report)

  • Barge Inspection Consistency Quality Action Team

  • Regional Examination Center Consistency Quality Action Team

  • Recommended Practices for Bunker Barges

  • Barge Fleeting on the Mississippi River Quality Action Team 

  • Aids to Navigation Quality Action Team: Ohio, Tennessee, Monongahela, Allegheny, Cumberland, and Tombigbee Rivers

  • Aids to Navigation Quality Action Team: Upper Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri Rivers (1998 report)

  • Cooperative Towing Vessel Examination Program (1997 work product)

  • River Crisis Action Plan

  • Inland Towing Vessel Guide to Federal Oil Transfer Procedures (work product)

  • Pollution Prevention Regulations Study

Atlantic Region Quality Steering Committee (charter)

2010 - present

  • Port Coordination Quality Action Team

  • Safe Navigation Around Structures Quality Action Team

2000 - 2009

  • Casualty and Fatality Data Analysis Quality Action Team (2007 report)

  • Industry Training Program Quality Action Team (2000 report)

1995 - 1999

  • Pilothouse Visibility Quality Action Team (1998 report)

  • Hurricane/Storm Preparedness Plan Quality Action Team (1998 report)

  • Regional Risk Assessment of Petroleum Transportation on the Waters of the Northeast U.S. (1997 report)

Pacific Region Quality Steering Committee

2010 - present

  • Alaska Towing Vessel Cold Weather and Ice Operation Quality Action Team (2017 work product)

1995-2009

  • Crew Alertness Quality Action Team (2002 report)

  • Towing Industry Incident Reporting System Quality Action Team

  • Vessel Safety Alerts: Lessons Learned Information Exchange