As we begin the month of November those of us that work in and around the water have to start planning for seasonal changes and the accompanying cold weather challenges. Water temperatures begin to drop rapidly, sometimes over a degree Fahrenheit (F) per day. This presents a whole new bunch of logistical and safety risks.
On June 20th, the U.S. Coast Guard published the final version of 46 CFR Subchapter M, a long
awaited revamp of the laws that govern the inland waterway system. Over the next 11 years, all commerical towing vessels that are longer than 26 feet in length will have to comply to a set of new
rules and regulations.