The Coast Guard issued safety alert 09-16 to reiterate the importance of following proper safety procedures and using the right protective equipment such as personal multi-gas detectors.
As a result of recent discoveries the Coast Guard strongly recommends that owners and operators of all vessels:
- Maintain awareness of what hazardous materials are used onboard;
- Provide training in their use; and
- Supply PPE for those who work with the chemicals.
For additional details, please view the entire safety alert.
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