TSAC: it’s time for mariners to take the wheel

The guys at the towing master’s forum bring usthis news;

<p style=“text-align: justify;]This just in: the Coast Guard has published a <span style=“text-decoration: underline;]<a target=”_blank” href=“http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-29735.pdf]notice</span> in the Federal Register announcing several upcoming (9/30/09) vacancies on the <a target=”_blank" href=“http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg522/cg5221/tsac.asp]Towing Safety Advisory Committee. Two of those vacancies are for representatives of the <strong>“Barge and Towing Industry”</strong>, which we at the MTVA contend should rightfully go only to actively-working captains of tug or towboats in accordance withour interpretation of the <a target=”_blank" href="http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/contentView.do?contentTypeId=2&channelId=-18424&contentId=91886&programId=13294&programPage=%2Fep%2Fprogram%2Feditorial.jsp&pageTypeId=13489&BV_SessionID=@@@@0518022657.1229457939@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdadeflmlmdlhcfjgcfgfdffhdghk.0]TSAC Charter. The other is for one representative of the <strong>“Offshore Mineral & Oil Supply Vessel Industry.”</strong> We feel that member should be an actively-working captain aboard an anchor-handling tug or an AHTS vessel.
<p style="text-align: justify;]I’d love to see one of our members apply, we certainly have some qualified individuals around here. If interested take a look at the full post HERE.