FINDINGS OF CONCERN
The purpose of findings of concern is to disseminate information related to unsafe conditions to the public, state, or local agencies. Findings of concern highlight conditions that were identified as causal factors in a casualty and could contribute to future incidents, but where formal action by the Coast Guard is not desirable, cost beneficial, or not within agency purview or authority. Findings of concern are intended to educate the public, state, or local agencies about the conditions discovered through the investigation so they may address the findings with an appropriate voluntary action or highlight existing applicable company policies or state/local regulations. Findings of concern are similar to safety alerts, with the exception that the need to issue findings of concern is not considered urgent.

 FOC No.

Title & Link to Document

Date Released

 IIA Link
005-21 Sea Port Emergency Response at Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa 04/07/2021 6592909
004-21 Unsafe Conditions While Working on Commercial Fishing Vessels 03/31/2021 6898520
003-21 Risk of High Profile Vessels Transiting Under Overhead Power Lines 03/17/2021 7123532
002-21 Gangway Safety:  Proper Use of Accommodation Ladders and Brows 03/04/2021 7101899
001-21 Unsafe Cargo and Equipment Transfer Operations 03/04/2021 6242140
010-20 Carriage of Gasoline Below Deck 12/02/2020 6742755
009-20 Degassing on Dredge Vessels Increases Risk of Explosion 11/17/2020 6946544
008-20

Lookouts on Overnight Small Passenger Vessels

11/09/2020 6572770
007-20

Watertight Integrity - The Real Difference Between Floating and Sinking!

07/09/2020 5782124
006-20

Heed Critical Safety Protocols For Diving

06/30/2020 6313371
005-20

Lack of Formal Risk Assessment

04/30/2020 6652493
004-20

Bilge Piping and Pumping Systems

04/23/2020 6626822
003-20

Seat Height and Railings on Jet Boats

03/27/2020 6544273
002-20

Cruise Ship Tendering Operations

03/27/2020 6578456
001-20

Lack of Fall Prevention Harness System on Great Lakes Bulk Cargo Vessels

03/26/2020 6776773

008-19

High Speed Craft Operations Manual

03/24/2019

6187583

007-19

Lack of Anti-Entanglement Devices & Engine Cut-off Switches on Lobster Boats  

04/30/2019

6421509

 006-19

Impacts of Modifications Alterations and Weight Creep on Stability

 03/03/2019

 6088430

 005-19

 Enhanced Passenger Safety Measures

 02/08/2019

 6525603

 004-19

 Crewmember Experience and Familiarity Requirements

 02/08/2019

 6459748

 003-19

 Emergency Notifications to the Coast Guard by VHF Radio

 02/08/2019

 6321234

 002-19

 Hazards of Low Visibility Diving

 02/08/2019

 5874835

 001-19

 Dredge Operation Manning Levels

 02/07/2019

 6324601

 002-18

 Improper Fixed Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Servicing Procedures

 06/18/2018

 6368159

 001-18

 Effective Communications

 07/16/2018

 6406103