Commercial Vessel Compliance

7/9/2014: Reminder to routinely inspect mechanical equipment and electrical components

The Coast Guard issued a reminder for owners and operators to routinely inspect their mechanical parts and electrical components to avoid preventable casualties.

The Coast Guard suggests that owners, operators, marine engineers and others, particularly onboard or associated with older vessels, think about and identify those high risk components which if a failure or malfunction occurs will result in a casualty. High risk components include those that are subject to gradual wear, tear or loosening.

View lessons learned LL01-14 for examples of mechanical or electrical components failing.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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