Maritime Security

Coast Guard Safety Alert – bareboat chartering of vessels with safety management systems

  • 1.  Coast Guard Safety Alert – bareboat chartering of vessels with safety management systems

    Posted 12-09-2019 15:25

     

    The Coast Guard has issued an interesting safety alert to help ensure that owners and bareboat charterers of towing vessels understand their responsibilities regarding the safety management system (SMS) for that vessel.  The bareboat charterer is now responsible for the SMS – but they parties need to coordinate the hand-off of those responsibilities – including any outstanding maintenance and repairs that need to be performed on the vessel.

     

    The Safety Alert can be found at this link:  Towing Vessel SMS Alert - Chartering