What is Subchapter M

SUBCHAPTER M
Also known as the Inspection of Vessels Rule
  • Subchapter M applies to any U.S. flagged towing vessel that is either
    • over 26 feet in length
    • under 26 feet that is carrying oil or any other potentially hazardous material
  • Subchapter M was introduced to call attention to¬†new compliance options as well as new equipment, construction and operational requirements
  • Due to this mandate, the United States Coast Guard hopes to achieve safer waterways and vessels

For the official rules and regulations, please click here.