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Looking for a turn-key solution to Subchapter M?

Tug and Barge Solutions

We’ve partnered with Tug and Barge Solutions who offer just that, a turn-key solution for Subchapter M inclusive of all TSMS manuals and procedures for your fleet and annual vessel surveys.

TBS for Subchapter M


Their staff are experts when it comes to towing vessels and Subchapter M. When your company purchases Helm CONNECT in conjunction with Tug and Barge Solution’s consulting services, TBS handles the procurement, configuration, and maintenance of the software platform.

The TBS Advantage


We have a proven process

All of our procedures have been tested and used on hundreds of vessels, including vessels we run and manage ourselves, and today we work with more than 100 companies to ensure compliance with Subchapter M and other regulations, from one-boat operations to fleets of more than a dozen vessels.

We build out Helm CONNECT for you

Your Custom TSMS is built directly in Helm CONNECT, and it will be ready for you to roll out when you sign on. Our services are inclusive of onboarding and training for your crew.

We make it easy

The transition to safety management and being a USCG inspected-vessel is a tremendous shift for many operators, we make it easy. Even if your crew has never used a safety management system or software onboard, we can help you make the transition to the latest and safest management practices.


We have a TSMS system approved by TPO’s

We’re respected by not only other operators and organizations, but are TSMS is also approved by TPO’s, and our management systems were used to make first customer, Ivy Marine, one of the very first companies to a receive a USCG Certified TSMS system.

Contact the experts for Subchapter M Compliance