Subchapter M compliant Tugs, Evening Star and Jane A. Bouchard successfully completed their initial United States Coast Guard COI Inspection this past week.
The engine and deck departments were thoroughly inspected, which included the testing and demonstration of emergency alarms, machinery operation, emergency fire pumps, security protocol, and personal emergency survival equipment. The drill schedule was reviewed, and the conduction of drills including man overboard recovery, were effectively performed. Procedures regarding conducting maintenance of certain items aboard were also evaluated, as well as the crew’s knowledge of all equipment and safety measures.
The overall inspections concluded that both tugs are well maintained and organized, and the crews are extremely knowledgeable in their roles and responsibilities to enforce the safety management system and respond to any potential emergency.
Thank you to the crews for always keeping safety first!