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Towboats, Tugs & Barges
Insights tate adoption of greener technology. and sustainability. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention
We got what we got in California, so what should happen Subchapter M. It was a huge achievement on the part of now? I think at a minimum we’re going to need an extension vessel owners and mariners throughout our industry to of the compliance timeline, additional funding for engine meet the July 2022 100% COI deadline, really without repowers and a simple step: articulated tug, barge units are a hitch as far as commerce is concerned. They worked not harbor craft. They should not be regulated as harbor hard, they spent a lot of money, they put in tremendous craft. They should be regulated like tankers in the at-berth amounts of effort. There was no interruption of com- rule. So those are three things that should happen now. merce. They got it done.
We’re not done with Subchapter M. There are going to
Do you think it’s even possible for the industry be dry dock and internal structural exams, COI renewals to comply given the supply chain challenges, every