Why use Decatur?

WHAT WE DO
At Decatur Marine Audit & Survey we take pride in completing the following:
  • Conduct audits of Towing Safety Management Systems (TSMS), and the vessels to which the TSMS applies, to verify compliance with the applicable provisions of Subchapter M
  • Issue TSMS certificates to the owner or managing operator who is in compliance with the requirements of the Subchapter M
  • Conduct surveys of towing vessels to verify compliance with the applicable provisions of Subchapter M
  • Issue survey reports detailing the results of surveys, carried out in compliance of part 137 of Subchapter M
WHY CHOOSE US
Decatur Marine Audit & Survey is USCG approved as a Third Party Organization. Our approval letter can be downloaded here.
  • We have over 40 inspectors located across the United States
  • We are actively engaged in recruiting and training marine auditors in order to serve clients in every major inland port
  • We, along with our parent and affiliated companies, have performed more than 31,000 audits and inspections since 2013
  • Our inspector appointment process is diligent, so you’ll have auditors with extensive maritime knowledge conducting your audit or survey
WE ARE A UNITED STATES COAST GUARD APPROVED THIRD PARTY ORGANIZATION.
WE PROVIDE SUBCHAPTER M AND TSMS AUDIT & SURVEY SERVICES FOR TUG AND TOWBOAT OWNERS AND OPERATORS ACROSS THE U.S.
Locations
With our main office in Dulles, Virginia, and field offices in Houston, New Orleans, and New York, we are spread across North America to help meet your needs.
Support
Decatur Marine Audit & Survey has an established relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard and can fully support your organization's Subchapter M needs.
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Quality Inspectors
We maintain an extensive network of experienced auditors and surveyors throughout North America, and we have over 40 inspectors spread from Seattle to Florida, and from Alaska to the Panama Canal.