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.