Uninspected towing vessels examined by USCG
The US Coast Guard posted theTop 10 Deficiencies observed by Coast Guard field personnel while examining uninspected towing vessels (UTVs) under the Towing Vessel Bridging Program and through other activities.
The Towing Vessel NCOE conducted an analysis of all deficiencies recorded by CG field personnel while examining”uninspected towing vessels” (UTV) under the Towing Vessel Bridging Program and through other activities. Thepurpose of this analysis was to provide information and visibility on the most common UTV deficiencies list to sharewith UTV owners/operators in order to assist them in identifying and correcting common problems.
The most frequently observed deficiencies, including a brief explanation of the deficiency, applicable regulation, andsome possible corrective actions are provided below. These deficiencies were determined by examination of data fromSeptember 2009 through February 2013 as recorded in the CG Marine Inspection Safety and Law Enforcement(MISLE) system.
The ten most frequently observed towing vessels deficiencies are:
- Remote Fuel Shut-off Valves
- General Alarm
- Navigation Lights
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
- Fire Detection Control Panel
- Official/Unofficial Logbooks
- Vessel Compass
- Marine Sanitation Device
- Fire Extinguisher Brackets
- Official Number Marking
For more information on the deficiencies, click on the USCG document
Ten Most Frequently Observed Towing Vessels Deficiencies
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