My company just purchased a new model bow tug. It is 140 Grt. I informed the office “new boat, new rules” and apparently they had no clue.
They were not familiar with the mmc requirement for all crew and the requirement that 50% of the deck department be able seaman.
My question relates to what flavor of ab do we require?
Tug is strictly on an inland route. Can we use specials or osv rated abs? Do they have to have bst, psc, or rfpnw? This is not very clear in the cfrs.
We normally ride with a deck crew of 3 1 deckhand and two tankermen Pics.