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VIDA Discussions with Jennifer Carpenter, Craig Montesano, and Caitlyn Stewart

VIDA Passage_ What It Means and What’s Next

VIDA Passage_ What It Means and What’s Next

VIDA Passage_ What It Means and What’s Next

VIDA Discussions with Jennifer Carpenter, Craig Montesano, and Caitlyn Stewart

On December 4, President Trump signed the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act into law. This milestone achievement is the result of an intensive, years-long advocacy effort led by AWO and its members to reform a broken system of overlapping and conflicting federal and state regulations for ballast water and other vessel discharges. Now that VIDA has been enacted, how will the law change the status quo, and what should AWO members expect as implementation proceeds?
 
This webinar features discussion of these topics and insights from Jennifer Carpenter, AWO's Executive Vice President &COO, Craig Montesano, Vice President – Legislative Affairs and Caitlyn Stewart, Director – Regulatory Affairs.
 
Cyber Risk Management with Caitlyn Stewart

Cyber Risk Management_ Best Practices for the Towing Industry

Cyber Risk Management_ Best Practices for the Towing Industry

Cyber Risk Management_ Best Practices for the Towing Industry

Cyber Risk Management with Caitlyn Stewart

Cybersecurity has been an area of increasing focus for both the Coast Guard and the maritime industry over the past several years due to high-profile cyber attacks and accidents that have disrupted, or had the potential to disrupt, the continuity of maritime commerce. But, where does a company that’s looking to make itself more cyber-secure begin? Watch a recording of AWO’s webinar, Cyber Risk Management: Best Practices for the Towing Industry, Version 1.0, featuring insights from AWO Director – Regulatory Affairs Caitlyn Stewart on the Coast Guard-AWO Cyber Risk Management Quality Action Team’s new tool designed to help you get started.
Developing a Fatigue Risk Management Plan: A Guide for Towing Vessel Operators

Developing a Fatigue Risk Management Plan_ A Guide for Towing Vessel Operators

Developing a Fatigue Risk Management Plan_ A Guide for Towing Vessel Operators

Developing a Fatigue Risk Management Plan_ A Guide for Towing Vessel Operators

Developing a Fatigue Risk Management Plan: A Guide for Towing Vessel Operators

On August 21, AWO hosted a webinar featuring discussion of the new guide, Developing a Fatigue Risk Management Plan: A Guide for Towing Vessel Operators, created by AWO’s Fatigue Risk Management Working Group.
 
The guide is a comprehensive document tailored to the towing industry, designed to assist AWO member companies in developing a fatigue risk management plan to incorporate into their existing safety management systems, with the goal of reducing fatigue-related accidents. Development of the guide was informed by recognized fatigue experts and the U.S. Coast Guard, which supports its integration into AWO member company safety management systems.

The webinar featured insights from working group members and AWO staff.

 
 
Countdown to Compliance - Preparing for Certification under Subchapter M

Countdown to Compliance Preparing for Certification under Subchapter M

Countdown to Compliance Preparing for Certification under Subchapter M

Countdown to Compliance Preparing for Certification under Subchapter M

Countdown to Compliance - Preparing for Certification under Subchapter M

May 31, 2018
 
AWO held a webinar on the Certificate of Inspection application and issuance process under Subchapter M featuring an expert panel including CDR Jennifer Hnatow and Eric Johnson of the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance at Coast Guard headquarters, as well as three AWO members who have recently obtained their first COIs: Rick Iuliucci, The Vane Brothers Company; Bruce Reed, Tidewater Barge Lines; and Tessa Seitzinger, Marquette Transportation Company.
 
All Hands On Deck: Safety Culture in the Towing Industry

All Hands on Deck_ Safety Culture in the Towing Industry

All Hands on Deck_ Safety Culture in the Towing Industry

All Hands on Deck_ Safety Culture in the Towing Industry

All Hands On Deck: Safety Culture in the Towing Industry

You can now watch our June 28 Safety Webinar, All Hands On Deck: Safety Culture in the Towing Industry online. The webinar features expert insights from Brian Bailey, Director – Safety & Environmental Stewardship, AWO; Dave Riches, Corporate Safety Manager, Kirby Corporation; Josh Dixon, Director of Operations, SGS’ Petroleum Service Corporation; and Peter Sutton, Managing Director, HSSQE, Crowley Shipping. Topics covered include effective communication, data and benchmarking, leadership, and training. 
Countdown to Compliance - Preparing for the Implementation of Subchapter M

Countdown to Compliance_ Preparing for Subchapter M Implementation

Countdown to Compliance_ Preparing for Subchapter M Implementation

Countdown to Compliance_ Preparing for Subchapter M Implementation

Countdown to Compliance - Preparing for the Implementation of Subchapter M

November 8, 2017
 
AWO held a webinar on preparing for the implementation of Subchapter M featuring an expert panel including: CAPT Matt Edwards, Chief of the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance at Coast Guard headquarters; AWO members Angie Fay of Blessey Marine Services, Mary McCarthy of Canal Barge Company, and Jeff Slesinger of Western Towboat Company; and AWO staff. Topics included obtaining a TSMS Certificate, the issuance process for Certificates of Inspection, coming into compliance with Subchapter M requirements, and more.
 

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