USCG amends ATB manning requirements

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The US Coast Guard published a notice regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 Sec 11058: ATB Manning, which was signed into law on December 23, 2022. The act permits the Coast Guard to issue an amended certificate of inspection that does not require engine room watch setting to inspected towing vessels that form part of an articulated tub-barge unit and that were certified prior to July 19, 2022. To be eligible for the amended certificate, the vessels must also be equipped with engineering control and monitoring systems of a type accepted for no engine room watch setting under a previously approved minimum-safe-manning document or certificate of inspection for articulated tug-barge units.

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