- Domestic Vessels

5/19/2014 Safety Alert: Emergency escape breath devices & life support apparatuses in unprepared status

The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 06-14 which comes from the discovery of numerous SABRE Emergency Escape Breath Devices, or EEBDs, and Emergency Life Support Apparatus, or ELSA, being found in an unprepared status.

The Coast Guard strongly recommends that owners and operators of vessels using this, or similar devices, read the alert and carefully inspect their own EEBDs and ELSAs ensure they are ready for use.

For questions or concerns please email the Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis .

Please see full safety alert for photographs and additional information.

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