Recently Coast Guard port state control officers performed an examination on board a Liquefied Natural Gas carrier. While onboard the inspectors discovered a significant and potentially dangerous modification within a gas valve unit (GVU) room.
This safety alert discusses the importance of knowing navigation rules when operating in a shared waterway.
The Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Alert 01-17 to remind owners and operators of vessels of the importance of following established safety management system procedures.
The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Advisory 17-16 to bring attention to a problem with cracks on the cooling jacket, specifically MAN B&W, that have been linked to steering and propulsion casualties. All vessel owners, operators and engineers are encouraged to view this alert.
The Coast Guard issued safety alert 16-16 to remind mariners of the potential dangers that can occur when alarm systems are deliberately ignored.
The Coast Guard issued safety alert 15-16 to remind vessel owners, operators, mariners, cruises ship passengers, and all others employed in the maritime domain of the importance of concerns associated with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone.
The Coast Guard issued a safety alert reminding owners and operators of businesses and vessels associated with the towing of large drilling rigs, such as semi-submersibles, conical or other types of non-standard tows, of the importance of planning for such significant towing operations.
The Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Alert 13-16 to remind all inflatable life jacket users of the importance of performing periodic maintenance on their equipment.
The Coast Guard issued safety alert 12-16 to remind vessel owners and operators to periodically validate the proper operation of their vessel’s voyage data recorder (VDR).