MarineCFO offers 'Sub M 90' program

(NEW ORLEANS) — Technology services provider MarineCFO has announced the “Sub M 90” program beginning Feb. 25 and ending June 22.  

According to Tug & Barge Solutions, a leading Subchapter M consultant and MarineCFO partner, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received the final rule version of Subchapter M from United States Coast Guard on Feb. 12. The OMB has until June 22 to review the Subchapter M final rule prior to publication in the Federal Register.

The MarineCFO “Sub M 90” program kicked off on Feb. 25 to support towing operators during this OMB review process. All Subchapter M impacted owners are eligible to advance order their onboard Vessel365 subscription through June 22 by contacting MarineCFO. Implementation of Vessel365 subscriptions will begin the day after the final rule is published in the Federal Register.

Workboat owners have an opportunity to learn more about MarineCFO product features and technology services during the advanced ordering period. MarineCFO encourages all operators to take advantage of and fully utilize Vessel365 to experience the automated recordkeeping processes mandated by Subchapter M.

“Together with our Subchapter M teaming partners, RINA and TBS, MarineCFO is rolling out 'Sub M 90' in response to OMB’s Sub M review which began Feb. 12 and is due to finalize in less than 90 days. The OMB review signals the race to finish for publication of the Subchapter M final rule in the Federal Register in late June or early July," said Dean Shoultz, MarineCFO chief technology officer. “Now is the time for MarineCFO to lend the weight of our support to the towing industry as this long-awaited rulemaking is now in sight of implementation.”

Vessel365 has been much anticipated by inland waterways operators as the standard in onboard Subchapter M recordkeeping processes. "Sub M 90" allows towing vessel operators to opt into Vessel365 advanced ordering good through June 22.  

The Vessel365 application is an intuitive user interface which includes document management and vessel checklist features in version 1. Version 2 will follow shortly thereafter to include vessel logging features, then advanced planned maintenance and personnel management functions. The application is downloadable directly from the Microsoft store, and will operate in any Windows environment above Windows 7. Continuous Internet connectivity is not required for Vessel365 operation.

Homeport365 is included as a shore-based fleet and configuration management application to complement Vessel365. Engineered with advanced filtering tools, several business and regulatory intelligence features, and easy work flow, Homeport365 creates efficiency, transparency, and accountability throughout the vessel operator’s business footprint.  

"Sub M 90" program details can be obtained by contacting MarineCFO by telephone at (866) 9-Marine or via email at

By Professional Mariner Staff