Tag: marine safety alert

9/9/2015: Safety alert – Reminder to employ knowledgeable operators with appropriate skills

In response to a recent collision, the Coast Guard issued a safety alert to remind owners and operators of the need to employ knowledgeable operators with appropriate seamanship skills to navigate their vessels.

8/20/2015: Safety alert – Prevent parasail accidents

The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 07-15 to remind owners, operators and crewmembers of their responsibilities when working on parasail vessels.

3/11/2015: Safety alert – Engine room operations

The Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Alert 4-15 regarding engine room operations, specifically the maintenance of machinery, escape routes and the importance of conducting thorough engineering watches.

11/12/2014: Safety alert – Accidental release of CO2 system

The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 15-14 to remind shoreside and vessel personnel of the importance of 1) designing and maintaining emergency systems to be logical and easly operated in high stress situations, 2) maintaining a high level of crew familiarity with emergency systems, and 3) exercising safeguards during testing to mitigate the risk of human error or system malfunction.

11/10/2014: Safety alert – Problems with pilot ladder magnetic securing devices

Due to a recent accident with a pilot ladder, the Coast Guard issued a safety alert to raise awareness on the importance of not modifying equipment or components from their intended design or operation.

10/9/2014: Safety alert – Preventing barge explosions

The Coast Guard issued marine safety alert 10-14 to bring attention to recent casualties involving explosions aboard barges conducting tank cleaning operations alongside marine terminals.

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