Commercial Vessel Compliance

11/25/2015: Checkfire marine fire detection systems on uninspected towing vessels – MSIB published

The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 014-15 to alert maritime industry that the Ansul “Checkfire Marine Electric Detection and Control System” does not meet the fire detection system requirements of 46 CFR Subchapter C. Checkfire Marine systems have been found on board some UTVs during Coast Guard compliance examinations.

View MSIB 014-15 for full details.

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