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M-Safe Towing Vessel Safety Training (M-SAFE)

Individual Course / Program


2 Days

Training Method

Classroom and practical excercises


Fire extinguishers, damage control gear, lifejackets, safety data sheets

Individual Course


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Course Description

Subchapter M requires Towing Vessel Operators and Masters to ensure the crews on their vessels have the knowledge and skills to operate safely and respond effectively in an emergency. This course provides a foundation in the safety and emergency skillls now required by law.   This course is ideal for small companies, new hires and individuals looking to enter the towing industry.

What You Will Learn

Topics include:

Emergency Response (46CFR §140.420)

  • Abandon ship
  • Man overboard
  • Fire response
  • Flooding control
  • Spill Response

Occupational Health and Safety (46CFR §140.515)

  • Health and Safety Plan
  • Procedures for reporting unsafe conditions
  • Proper selection and use of PPE
  • Safe use of equipment including deck machinery, rigging, welding and cutting, hand tools, ladders and abrasive wheel machinery found onboard the vessel
  • Hazard communication
  • Confined space entry
  • Respiratory protection
  • Lockout/Tagout procedures

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