6/19/2018: Marine Safety Alert – A PFD that’s unwearable makes an emergency situation worse

The Office of Investigations and Analysis released Marine Safety Alert 11-18 to raise awareness of potentially
dangerous circumstance involving Personal Flotation Devices. During several inspections involving different vessels, Coast Guard personnel discovered a significant number (>100) of unwearable type 1 PFDs that would have presented a problem for users if needed in an emergency.

1/18/2018: Coast Guard to provide update on implementation of new lifejacket standards

Coast Guard representatives will participate in a WebEx teleconference hosted by the Lifejacket Association Wednesday, January 24, to provide an update on the status of the U.S. and Canadian implementation of lifejacket safety requirements and testing methods.