5/22/2017: Safety alert 05-17 – Dangerous modifications found within a gas valve unit room

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.


5/12/2017: Safety Alert 04-17 – Work or play, it’s a shared waterway

This safety alert discusses the importance of knowing navigation rules when operating in a shared waterway.


1/3/2017: Safety alert – Importance of following safety procedures

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.


12/16/2016: Safety alert – MAN B&W Cooling Jacket Failures

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.


10/27/2016: Safety alert – Alarm systems

The Coast Guard issued safety alert 16-16 to remind mariners of the potential dangers that can occur when alarm systems are deliberately ignored.


10/14/2016: Safety alert – Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

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.


10/4/2016: Safety alert – Towing operations

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.


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