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Published:March 10th, 2007 06:07 EST
Towing Safety Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

Towing Safety Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

By SOP newswire

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting applications for seven positions to the Towing Safety Advisory Committee.  Applications must be received on or before March 30, 2007. 

The TSAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. The Coast Guard uses this advice in formulating the position of the United States at meetings of the International Maritime Organization.  The TSAC meets at least once a year in Washington, D. C. or at another location selected by the Coast Guard. 

The current solicitation seeks applications for three representatives of the barge and towing industry, one from port districts, authorities, or terminal operators; one from maritime labor; and two from shippers.  The 16-person membership also includes representatives of the offshore mineral and oil supply vessel industry and the general public. To be eligible, applicants should have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in towing operations, marine transportation, or business operations associated with shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.

The application form is available on the internet at http://homeport.uscg.mil/ or by calling 202-372-1401.  You may also e-mail Mr. Gerald Miante at Gerald.P.Miante@uscg.mil to request an electronic copy.

SOURCE:  USCG