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.
9/12/2016: Safety alert – Inflatable life jackets
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.
9/1/2016: Safety alert – Voyage data recorders
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).
8/22/2016: Safety alert – Discarded munitions
The Coast Guard issued safety alert 11-16 to address the extreme hazards that exist today caused by discarded munitions that were dumped at sea long ago. They remain a significant risk to commercial fisherman, those operating dredges, and others who trawl and work the ocean floor.
8/16/2016: Safety alert – Auto-pilot induced casualties
The Coast Guard issued safety alert 10-16 to address the safe navigation of vessels with auto-pilot engaged.