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February 20th Lunch Program

  • Ivar's Salmon House 401 NE Northlake Way Seattle, WA United States (map)

The Potlatch Room - with FREE parking!

401 NE Northlake Way
 Seattle, WA 98105

Guest parking can be found on premises or directly across the street from the restaurant

Subchapter M---The Incoming Regulatory Tide sweeping across the Towing Industry


Capt. Jeff Slesinger

Subchapter M is the most expansive regulatory change to affect the towing industry since the first towboat entered service in 1802. It is transforming towing vessels from uninspected to inspected vessels and has implications for businesses and professions associated with and integral to the towing industry. All members of the maritime community have a vested interest in keeping abreast of the implementation, revisions and rising tide of Subchapter M.

Jeff is a captain, educator, author and surveyor. He brings the expertise of a mariner’s eye to maritime business, safety and training. His maritime career has spanned over 40 years, both at sea and ashore. In 1986, he joined Western Towboat Company and has been an integral part of their organization for past 33-years having served as captain of oceangoing and harbor tugs from Puget Sound to remote ports in Alaska, and most recently as the Company’s Director of Safety & Training. He is the past chairperson of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) Coastal Safety Committee and a contributing member of the AWO Standards Board, Future of Safety Task Force, and numerous industry workgroups. He has authored articles in Industry trade magazines and two books “Shiphandling with Tugs” and “Learning to Drive a Z-drive”.

In 2008, Captain Slesinger created his own company, Delphi Maritime, to create innovative business, safety and training solutions for the maritime industry. The Company develops and implements onboard and shoreside continuing professional development programs and conducts audits and surveys. He has authored two books and creates onboard and simulator based training programs. 

Reservations must be paid in advance.  Registration closes February 15.    
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Thank you to our February sponsors

Later Event: March 23