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Stevens Banister Boles trade association that facilitates the maritime industry’s compliance with international shipping protocols and

U.S. Coast Guard regulations.

Tug and Barge Solutions

Teams up with Helm CONNECT

Tug and Barge Solutions (TBS) an- nounced its new working arrange- ment with Helm Operations. The arrangement allows TBS to deliver its safety and compliance management program through Helm CONNECT for customers that elect to use an elec- tronic system to manage their safety and compliance, particularly for Sub- chapter M. This integration of the two product lines allows for towing opera- tors preparing for Subchapter M to experience a smoother Towing Safety

Management System (TSMS) imple- mentation process with TBS, in addi- tion to leveraging Helm CONNECT to provide cost savings related to Sub

M’s record-keeping requirements.

Patrick Boles, Managing Director of

Tug and Barge Solutions, said, “We chose to work with Helm because its software is the best ? t for our custom- ers,” said Boles. Rodger Banister, VP of Marketing for Helm Operations echoed Boles’s sentiments, “It’s great to have Tug and Barge Solutions using

Helm CONNECT to help its towing vessel customers who need to comply with Subchapter M. The incorrect impression many smaller operators have is that they’re too small to afford software, which just isn’t the case with

Helm CONNECT,” said Banister. 103 MN

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