Details of information and education webinars planned by AWO, and links to recordings of previously held webinars.
Safety Know-How: Helping Your Crewmembers Embrace and Understand Your TSMS
February 25, 2020
AWO held a webinar on latest examples, best practices and lessons learned from AWO members, and guidance from Third Party Organizations and the Coast Guard about ensuring crewmembers embrace and are familiar with their company’s Towing Safety Management System. The webinar featured insights from the Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, the Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau, the American Bureau of Shipping, Ingram Barge Company and Dann Ocean Towing.
Subchapter M: Looking Back on Year One and Ahead to Year Two
July 24, 2019

AWO recently held a webinar to mark the end of the first year of Subchapter M implementation, featuring officials from the Coast Guard’s Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance. Together, the Coast Guard and AWO members held a facilitated discussion to reflect on our collective successes in implementing the new rule, consider important implementation and enforcement-related issues, and identify opportunities for improvement in the second year of the COI phase-in period.

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.
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.
Subchapter M: What You Need to Know
AWO held two identical webinar sessions to brief members and non-members alike on the content of the Subchapter M rule. The presentations provided an outline of the new requirements, the timeline for their implementation and highlighted changes between the final rule and the proposed rule.
For more information please contact Caitlyn Stewart, (703) 841-9300, extension 262, or cstewart@americanwaterways.com.