Three Appointments To Towing Industry Advisory Committee

The Commandant of the Coast Guard has announced the appointment of three additional members to the service's Towing Industry Advisory Committee (TIAC), including former astronaut and retired Navy Captain, James A. Lovell.

Captain Lovell is now senior executive vice president of Bay- Houston Towing Co., Houston, Texas. The other appointees are Ed A. Smith of Alamo Barge Lines, also of Houston, and G.H. Chapman, senior vice president, Upper Mississippi Towing Corp., Minneapolis, Minn.

Twenty-seven other members were appointed last November. All of the appointments run until June 30, 1975.

The committee, originally chartered as the Western Rivers Panel in 1943, provides advice and consultation to the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Council with respect to safe operation of towing vessels and 'barges on inland and coastal waterways.

The full committee meets twice a year. During the interim period, particular problems of the towing industry will be considered by smaller working groups.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 13,  Mar 1974 Alaska

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