Coast Guard approves Sabine Surveyors as TPO for Subchapter M

(NEW ORLEANS) — The U.S. Coast Guard Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise has granted to Sabine Surveyors Ltd. the authority to conduct all audit and survey services required by 46 CFR Subchapter M. These regulations are intended to have owners and operators of previously uninspected towing vessels come into compliance with new, stronger safety requirements. As a third-party organization (TPO), Sabine has unrestricted approval to conduct TSMS audits, issue TSMS certificates, conduct surveys of towing vessels, and issue survey reports required prior to the issuance of certificates of inspection (COI).  

About Sabine

Sabine Surveyors Ltd., founded in 1968, is a full-service marine surveying company with seven office locations. The company holds ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications and has established quality procedures. For more information, call Sabine Surveyors at (504) 831-9100 or visit

By Professional Mariner Staff