Category: Safety

Coast Guard to conduct targeted safety training ahead of key fishing seasons

The Coast Guard will be conducting targeted industry outreach ahead of key fishing seasons.

Marine Safety Alert: Corroded turntable pins can cause structural failure on accommodation ladders

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 05-21, to notify mariners to a potentially dangerous situation involving corrosion of the turntable pin on accommodation ladders.

National Towing Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announces the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee (N-TSAC).

National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 18 individuals to serve as members of the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (N-CTSAC).

New user friendly version of foreign and domestic vessels deficiency reports to be posted monthly

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) will begin posting monthly data reports of all deficiencies to foreign and domestic vessels on the CG-CVC website in an Excel file format.

National Boating Safety Advisory Committee appoints new members

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the appointment of 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC).

Marine Safety Alert: Verify your wire rope terminations: Incorrect terminations can lead to catastrophic failure

The Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued Marine Safety Alert 04-21 to address the importance of verifying the condition and manufacturing of wire rope terminations used in various systems that utilize wire rope in a load-handling capacity.

American Boat and Yacht Council and Coast Guard launch online risk mitigation event

The U.S. Coast Guard and The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are launching a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats.

Policy Letter: Adoption of ANSI/CAN/UL 12402-4 (guidance for obtaining U. S. Coast Guard approval of lifejackets meeting the requirements of 46 CFR 160.055)

The U.S. Coast Guard has published Policy Letter 02-21 which builds upon previous efforts to harmonize Personal Floatati

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