Safety Alerts

The purpose of safety alerts is the rapid dissemination of information to the public about conditions that, if left unaddressed, pose urgent threats to safety of life at sea and/or severe material damage. They are not used to implement changes to policies, regulations, or laws.

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Download SAFETY ALERTS Years 1996 - 2014

02/20/2015

03-21 Safety Alert Blocked Freeing Ports Can Trap Seawater on Deck Reducing Your Vessel's Stability 03/19/2021
02-21 Safety Alert Readiness and Testing of Emergency Dewatering Equipment 03/19/2021
01-21 Safety Alert SEE-ME PFD Light Failures Due to Battery Issues 03/18/2021
07-20 Safety Alert Air Contaminants and Paint Coatings Can Lead to Dangerous Static Discharges! 11/30/2020
06-20 Safety Alert Recognizing Fire Hazards & Proper Cargo Stowage on Ro-Ro Vessels 11/30/2020
05-20 Safety Alert Electrical Issues Spark Major Concern - Addressing Hazardous Area Electrical Installations Knowledge Gaps 07/06/2020
04-20 Safety Alert Automatic Identification System (AIS) - Accurate Broadcasts Don't Happen Automatically 05/13/2020
01-20 Safety Advisory Potential for Positive Drug Test Result from Use of Hemp Plant Products 02/10/2020
03-20 Safety Alert CHECK YOUR LIFEBOAT CABLES:  Damaged Control Cables Can Contribute to the Unintended Opening of a Hook 02/05/2020
02-20 Safety Alert Alarming Trends Found on Fixed Gas Detection Systems 02/03/2020
01-20 Safety Alert Danger!  Improper Bonding During Gas Freeing Can Have Explosive Results! 01/29/2020
13-19 Safety Alert Hazards associated with Retractable Pilot Houses on Towing Vessels 12/06/2019
12-19 Safety Alert Towing Vessels and Safety Management Systems 12/06/2019
11-19 Safety Alert Marlin PDF Recall Notice 10/03/2019
10-19 Safety Alert Cal-June  Jim Buoy PFD Potential Manufacturing Defect  (Updated) 09/27/2019
09-19 Safety Alert  Prevent Passenger High-Risk Behaviors 09/19/2019
08-19 Safety Alert Use of wrong materials delivers final blow to burning vessel.
Fuel systems must meet federal requirements.
08/06/2019
01-19 Lesson Learned Avoid delays and keep your ship on schedule!
does your BilgMon 488 Bilge Alarm / Oil Content Meter operate correctly?
07/31/2019
07-19 Safety Alert

For want of a watchman the ship was lost.
Invest to protect your assets.

07/22/2019
06-19 Safety Alert Cyber Incident Exposes Potential Vulnerabilities Onboard Commercial 07/08/2019
05-19 Safety Alert MAN OVERBOARD!
An unusual fatality calls for reassessment of hazards and risks.
04/24/2019
04-19 Safety Alert Confined Spaces: Silent & Invisible Killers  04/12/2019
03-19 Safety Alert Have a regime when the current's abeam.
Ensure adequate maneuvering space!
 03/27/2019
02-19 Safety Alert Not all navigation lights are created equal.  03/14/2019
01-19 Safety Alert Don’t get burned! Be ready with a proper Fireman’s Outfit.  03/13/2019
15-18 Safety Alert Don't let your divers down!  10/03/2018
14-18 Safety Alert

Don’t forget about Gangways and Ladders!

Pilot dies in gangway accident.

 08/21/2018
13-18 Safety Alert

Let us enlighten you about LED lighting!

Potential interference of VHF-FM Radio and AIS Reception.

 08/15/2108
12-18 Safety Alert Hazards of Parasail and Watersport Passenger Transfers   07/24/2018
11-18 Safety Alert A PFD that’s Unwearable

Makes an Emergency Situation Unbearable!

 06/18/2018
10-18 Safety Alert

We’ve all experienced bad gas, but how about IFO 380?

U.S. Gulf Coast Bunker Contamination
06/08/2018
09-18 Safety Alert

It’s just a Slide. What could go wrong?

Get seriously injured and you’ll sing a different song!

06/08/2018
08-18 Safety Alert

Overeating Can Create Dangerous Gas!

(Especially with Anaerobic Bacteria)

06/08/2018
07-18 Safety Alert

Ethylene vapors activate Carbon Monoxide alarm.

Take action, retreat, and avoid harm!

 05/30/2018
06-18 Safety Alert

Don’t Let Your Vessel Get Underway Unexpectedly!

Bollard Failures at Marine Facilities

 

 05/30/2018
05-18 Safety Alert

Seeking What You Don’t Know May Reduce Your Risks!
Consider implementing an internal reporting system.

 05/10/2018
04-18 Safety Alert Lessons Learned from the S.S. EL FARO Casualty  04/03/2018
03-18 Safety Alert Don’t Wait!  Ensure a Better Fate! Check your immersion suit zipper seams!        03/20/2018
02-18 Safety Alert Operational Risk Management and Planning is
Essential to Safe Towing and Salvage Operations
      
 02/15/2018
01-18 Safety Alert A Delayed Repair Can Bite You in the Derriere
Performing prompt maintenance is critical!
      
 01/16/2018
01-18 Safety Advisory Expansion of Department of Transportation Drug Screening to Include Semi-Synthetic Opiates
 
 01/16/2018
13-17 Safety Alert Fixed CO2 Fire Extinguishing Systems
When your hoses aren’t right you might lose the firefight.
      
 12/19/2017
12-17 Safety Alert Don't be inflamed by what you have to do! Kidde has made this extinguisher recall and replacement easy for you.          11/13/2017

11-17

Safety Alert

Remain Upright by Fully Understanding Vessel Stability

10/06/2017

10-17

Safety Alert

Oh, They’re Just Seasick. Or Not? Carbon Monoxide – an unseen and deadly hazard you cannot spot!

09/25/2017

09-17

Safety Alert

Leaky Lifejacket Lights It’s only right to expect the light to improve your plight on a dark night.

09/25/2017

08-17

Safety Alert

Know your high seas comms equipment and how to use them. You just might save your own life when in trouble offshore!

08/03/2017

07-17

Safety Alert

CO2 Hazards are Nothing New! But we’d like to remind you of what not to do!

07/20/2017

06-17

Safety Alert

Fuel Spray Fire - Déjà Vu Prepare and Prevent it from Happening to You!

06/06/2017

05-17

Safety Alert

Got Gas? In the Wrong Place? Don't allow corrective actions to create additional hazardous conditions!

05/22/2017

01-17

Safety Advisory

Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation Services Be Aware of Third Party Service Providers

05/16/2017

04-17

Safety Alert

Whether at Work or at Play Remember it's a Shared Waterway. Know the Navigation Rules and enjoy your day!

05/12/2017

SA-059

NTSB Safety Alert

Risk Assessment, Driver Distraction, and Seat Belts in Amphibious Passenger Vehicle Operations

05/01/2017

03-17

Safety Alert

Be Aware and Take Some Care to Identify Suspect and Counterfeit Items!

04/06/2017

01-17

Lesson Learned

Lingering Lye Leads to Costly Deck Replacement A Lesson Learned.

03/28/2017

02-17

Safety Alert

Failure to Follow Stove / Oven Installation Instructions Overcooks Galley!

03/28/2017

01-17

Safety Alert

The Best Laid Plans for Safety Are Only as Good as Their Implementation!

01/03/2017

17-16

Safety Alert

MAN B&W Cooling Jacket Failures Using the correct bolts is essential!

12/16/2016

16-16

Safety Alert

Be Alarmed By All Alarms Correct Steering Gear & Other Nuisance Alarms Immediately!

10/26/2016

15-16

Safety Alert Update

UPDATE - Heed This Call! Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Safety Recall

10/18/2016

15-16

Safety Alert

Heed This Call! Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Safety Recall

10/14/2016

14-16

Safety Alert

Don’t lose your tow in heavy weather Plan ahead to ensure a safe endeavor!

10/4/2016

13-16

Safety Alert

We're not inflating the importance of this message Check for problems before your life depends on it!

09/12/2016

12-16

Safety Alert

Good Data Input Equals Good Data Output Does your VDR work? Don’t wait to find out!

09/01/2016

11-16

Safety Alert

Dangerous Bycatch from Bygone Days Discarded Munitions Remain a Present-Day Hazard!

08/22/2016

10-16

Safety Alert

Iron Mike will steer straight but you control your fate! Avoid Auto-Pilot Induced Casualties

08/16/2016

09-16

Safety Alert

Know Your Day-to-Day Dangers! Proper Precautions Can Save Your Life

08/09/2016

08-16

Safety Alert

Be Prepared for Surprises if the Circumstance Arises! Avoid Accidental Hazmat Exposure

07/20/2016

07-16

Safety Alert

Stem to Stern, Foam to Dust Inspecting Your Lifejackets is a Must!

07/20/2016

06-16

Safety Alert

Random Chemical Testing Requirements for Marine Employers, Sponsoring Organizations and Mariners

06/29/2016

05-16

Safety Alert

Enjoying the Waterways in a Safe (and Legal) Manner

06/09/2016

04-16

Safety Alert

Distressed Distress Signal - A potentially dangerous issue.

05/19/2016

03-16

Safety Alert

Kannad Safelink EPIRB Recall

04/25/2016

02-16

Safety Alert

Worn Thin - Vibration Abrasion - a "Short" Summation

04/04/2016

01-16

Safety Alert

Global Navigation Satellite Systems – Trust, But Verify - Report Disruptions Immediately

1/19/2016

14-15

Safety Alert

Don't Fear Steer Clear of dredge equipment hazards.

12/30/2015

13-15

Safety Alert

Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil & Compliance with MARPOL Requirements

11/19/2015

12-15

Safety Alert

Picked Up Pickup - Dockside safety issues.

11/10/2015

11-15

Safety Alert

Dried Not Fried - Laundering safety issues.

11/9/2015

10-15

Safety Alert

Navigation Lights - The rules are for your safety.

11/4/2015

09-15

Safety Alert

Anyone can steer a boat. But your employees and customers deserve more.

9/8/2015

08-15

Safety Alert

Asleep at the wheel - Don't let fatigue catch up!

9/1/2015

07-15

Safety Alert

Prevent Parasail Accidents - Follow ASTM Standards and manufacturer instructions!

8/19/2015

06-15

Safety Alert

Fire Extinguishing Systems Ready - Are you sure?

5/27/2015

05-15

Safety Alert

Anchor Errors!

5/11/2015

04-15

Safety Alert

Engine Room Operations

3/11/2015

03-15

Safety Alert

LPG Cargo and Hydrate Handling Risks

3/3/2015

02-15

Safety Alert

ULSF and Compliance with MARPOL Requirements

3/3/2015

01-15

Safety Alert

Dynamic Positioning Failures on OSVs

2/24/2015

15-14

Safety Alert

Accidental Release of CO2 System

11/12/2014

14-14

Safety Alert

Hull Magnets – Modifications Lead to Failure

11/10/2014

13-14

Safety Alert

Corrosion of Duck Boat Bilge Pump Discharge Piping

11/13/2014

12-14

Safety Alert

Fuel System Modifications Lead to Fire

11/3/2014

11-14

Safety Alert

Barge Fleet Lighting

10/9/2014

10-14

Safety Alert

Preventing Barge Explosions

10/9/2014

09-14

Safety Alert

Air Draft is Critical

9/9/2014

08-14

Safety Alert

Dynamic Positioning System Failures

5/20/2014

07-14

Safety Alert

Slips, Trips and Falls

5/16/2014

06-14

Safety Alert

Unprepared Safety Equipment

5/16/2014

05-14

Safety Alert

Overheating of Parasailing Vessel Hydraulic System

5/12/2014

04-14

Safety Alert

Inadequate Snaphooks on Lifejackets

4/28/2014

03-14

Safety Alert

Failure of Hand Portable Fire Extinguisher

4/8/2014

02-14

Safety Alert

Tank Sampling Dangers

1/9/2014

01-14

Safety Alert

Offshore Sailing: You Must Be Prepared

1/9/2014

02-14

Lesson Learned

Battery Weight Varies

7/9/2014

01-14

Lesson Learned

Seeming Minor Items

7/9/2014

11-13

Safety Alert

Entanglement Accidents

12/31/2013

10-13

Safety Alert

Attention on Deck – Commercial Fishing Vessels

12/31/2013

09-13

Safety Alert

Bridge Resource Management in Pilotage Waters

8/30/2013

08-13

Safety Alert

Confined Space Entry Dangers

8/30/2013

07-13

Safety Alert

Parasailing Operations – Know Your Ropes (2)

7/22/2103

06-13

Safety Alert

Termination of 2 MHZ Distress Watchkeeping Service

6/18/2013

05-13

Safety Alert

Failures of Dynamic Positioning Systems on MODUs

6/17/2013

04-13

Safety Alert

Navigation Lights – Not!

5/22/2013

03-13

Safety Alert

Surge Protective Devices Onboard Vessels

4/30/2013

02-13

Safety Alert

Bow Riding in Heavy Weather

3/21/2013

01-13

Safety Alert

Counterfeit Portable Fire Extinguishers

3/21/2013

05-12

Safety Alert

Pressure Switch Location – Fixed Fire Suppression System

12/31/2012

03-12

Safety Alert

Problem with Mustang Inflatable PFDs

10/4/2012

01-12(A)

Safety Alert

Recommendations for Recreational Diving Vessels

6/21/2012

02-12

Safety Alert

Overloaded Lifting Gear on Fishing Vessels

6/20/2012

01-12(a)

Safety Alert

Uninspected 6 or 12 Pack Vessels – Rules Apply

4/5/2012

07-11

Safety Alert

Develop and Follow Smart Safety Procedures

12/14/2011

06-11

Safety Alert

Mustang Survival PFD Recall

11/29/2011

05-11

Safety Alert

Parasailing Operations – Know Your Ropes

9/20/2011

04-11

Safety Alert

Digital Selective Calling – Need for Registered Identity

9/1/2011

04-11 (2)

Safety Alert

High Velocity Vent Valves, Vacuum Valves, P/V Valves

5/20/2011

03-11

Safety Alert

Providing CPR – No Time to Waste

5/6/2011

02-11

Safety Alert

Air Receivers and Relief Valves

2/14/2011

01-11

Safety Alert

Inspection of Fuel Oil Quick-closing Valves

1/31/2011

10-10 (a)

Safety Alert

Wrong Directions: A Recipe For Failure

12/21/2010

10-10 (b)

Safety Alert

Simple Failures Render CO2 System Inoperative

12/21/2010

09-10

Safety Alert

Type 1 Personal Floatation Device Strap Check

12/15/2010

01-10(A)

Safety Alert

Distracted Operations

10/29/2010

08-10

Safety Alert

Ship Security Alert System

9/30/2010

07-10

Safety Alert

Caution to AIS Users

8/28/2010

06-10

Safety Alert

Explosive Safety Guide

6/9/2010

05-10

Safety Alert

AIS Text Messaging Concerns

5/27/2010

04-10

Safety Alert

Watertight Doors – Close Them and Dog Them

4/28/2010

03-10

Safety Alert

Portable Generator Use On Houseboats

4/27/2010

02-10

Safety Alert

Dangers Associated With Automatic Channel Switching

4/13/2010

01-10

Safety Alert

Termination of LORAN-C signal

1/7/2010

09-09

Safety Alert

Navigation Lights –Maintaining Distinctive Character

12/18/2009

08-09

Safety Alert

Unapproved EPIRB Battery Replacements

11/30/2009

07-09

Safety Alert

Sailboat Rigging Dangers

11/16/2009

01-09

Lesson Learned

Small Fire / Important Lessons

10/16/2009

07-09(#2)

Safety Alert

Drug Testing Requirements for Charter Vessels

9/17/2009

06-09

Safety Alert

Parasailing Incidents

9/17/2009

05-09

Safety Alert

Inadvertent Discharges of Marine Fire Extinguishing Systems

7/21/2009

04-09

Safety Alert

EPIRB and PLB Registration

6/13/2009

03-09

Safety Alert

Avoiding Fuel Switching Related Propulsion Losses

6/16/2009

02-09

Safety Alert

Compact Fluorescent Lights

6/8/2009

01-09

Safety Alert

Electrical Shock Hazards

4/16/2009

09-08

Safety Alert Update

Electronically Controlled Cargo Pump engine Components (Update)

4/15/2009

13-08

Safety Alert

Ventilation Closures on Small Passenger Vessels

12/4/2008

12-08

Safety Alert

Watertight Doors

11/19/2008

11-08

Safety Alert

Fishing Vessel Stability

11/18/2008

10-08

Safety Alert

AIS System Devices System Software Mismatch

10/30/2008

09-08

Safety Alert

Electronically Controlled Cargo Pump Engine Components

10/23/2008

08-08

Safety Alert

Inspection of Fuel Oil Quick Closing Valves

10/23/2008

07-08

Safety Alert

Danger Aloft

9/19/2008

06-08

Safety Alert

Counterfeit Emergency Escape Breathing Devices

9/19/2008

05-08

Safety Alert

Preventing Engine Exhaust System Fires

9/17/2008

04-08

Safety Alert

Unlicensed to Drive

9/5/2008

03-08

Safety Alert

Controllable Pitch Propellers and Situational Awareness

7/2/2008

02-08

Safety Alert

Chantix Medical Advisory

6/26/2008

01-08

Safety Alert

Maintaining Vessel Watertight Integrity

5/9/2008

04-07

Safety Alert

Remote Release Systems

9/26/2007

03-07

Safety Alert

Securing of Watertight Doors

9/19/2007

02-07

Safety Alert

Programming Marine Radio and AIS Equipment

9/6/2007

01-07

Safety Alert

Commercial Diving Safety

3/15/2007

06-06

Safety Alert

Ship Security Alert System Email Address Change

12/19/2006

05-06

Safety Alert

Propulsion Boiler Casings

11/21/2006

04-06

Safety Alert

Recall -Pains Wessex Hand Flare Recall

5/10/2006

03-06

Safety Alert

Recall – Emergency Escape Hood

5/3/2006

02-06

Safety Alert

Star Princess Cruise Ship Fire

4/27/2006

01-06

Safety Alert

Strike First Fire Extinguishers

3/2/2006

06-05

Safety Alert

RCC Domain Name Change

11/10/2005

05-05

Safety Alert

Saab AIS Transponder Timing Problem

10/24/2005

04-05

Safety Alert

PFDs – CO2 Cylinder Installation

6/22/2005

03-05

Safety Alert

Unicellular Plastic Foam Life Preservers

5/24/2005

02-05

Safety Alert

Loosening of Critical Fasteners

2/25/2005

01-05

Safety Alert

GPS / Navigation Devices Hazards

2/4/2005

06-04

Safety Alert

PROSAR Technologies Products

5/25/2004

05-04

Safety Alert

Life Jacket Snap Hooks

5/5/2004

04-04

Safety Alert

Loss of INMARSAT C Safety Messages

4/1/2004

03-04

Safety Alert

Lifeboat Gripes

3/11/2004

02-04

Safety Alert

Confined Space Entry

2/23/2004

01-04

Safety Alert

NORSAFE Lifeboat Release Mechanisms

1/27/2004

09-03

Safety Alert

Life Jacket Storage and Accessibility

12/12/2003

08-03

Safety Alert

Personal Protective Equipment

11/5/2003

07-03

Safety Alert

Winter Fishing in Alaskan Waters

11/5/2003

06-03

Safety Alert

Floating Electric Water Light Safety

9/11/2003

05-03

Safety Alert

Carbon Monoxide Exposure

6/9/2003

03-03

Safety Alert

Wearing of Life Jackets

6/13/2003

02-03

Safety Alert

Offshore Injuries

3/23/2003

01-03

Safety Alert

Faulty Liferaft Servicing

2/4/2003

12-02

Safety Alert

Maintaining Readiness

11/14/2002

11-02

Safety Alert

Antennae Interference With GPS

11/15/2002

10-02

Safety Alert

Man Overboard

11/14/2002

09-02

Safety Alert

Tank Explosion

10/01/02

08-02

Safety Alert

EPIRB Antennae Failures

9/10/2002

07-02

Safety Alert

Fuel and Exhaust System Maintenance

8/1/2002

06-02

Safety Alert

Smoke Signal / Danger of Explosion

7/8/2002

05-02

Safety Alert

Amphibious Vehicle Operations

6/25/2002

04-02

Safety Alert

Underway and No Lookout

6/6/2002

03-02

Safety Alert

Handheld Steering Switches

3/28/2002

02-02

Safety Alert

Loading of Canister Liferafts

3/28/2002

02-01

Safety Alert

Passenger Vessel Steering

8/6/2001

01-01

Safety Alert

Flameless Ration Heaters

1/15/2001

13-08

Safety Alert

Gangplanks – Vital Area for Safety

6/16/1998

12-08

Safety Alert

Electrical Hazards

6/7/1998

11-08

Safety Alert

Fishing Vessel Stability

11/18/1998

10-08

Safety Alert

Management Responsibility

6/7/1998

09-08

Safety Alert

Safety – We are the Enemy

6/7/1998

08-98

Safety Alert

Safety is Proper Communication

6/7/1998

07-98

Safety Alert

Improvising

6/7/1998

06-98

Safety Alert

Unsafe Habits Endanger All at Sea

6/7/1998

05-98

Safety Alert

Deckplate and Manhole Cover Safety

6/7/1998

04-98

Safety Alert

Limit Switches and Gravity Lifeboat Davits

6/16/1998

03-98

Safety Alert

Reducing Risk of Falls Overboard

6/16/1998

02-98

Safety Alert

Wire Rope Failures

6/16/1998

01-98

Safety Alert

Repowering Wood Boats

6/16/1998

08-97

Safety Alert

F/V Lifesaving Equipment

12/14/1997

07-97

Safety Alert

Propeller Clearing Port Hazard

4/14/1997

06-97

Safety Alert

Dry Engine Exhaust Hazards

3/11/1997

05-97

Safety Alert

Successful Rescues in New England

1/22/97

04-97

Safety Alert

Wood/Fiberglass Vessels – Poor Radar Targets

3/11/97

03-97

Safety Alert

Alden Epirb Alert

1/29/97

02-97

Safety Alert

Early Model Epirb Problems

3/13/97

01-97

Safety Alert

Thermal Protective Aids

3/11/1997

09-96

Safety Alert

Use of Hatches in Wet Fish Holds

8/8/1996

08-96

Safety Alert

Fire Hazard of Foam Insulation

8/8/1996

07-96

Safety Alert

Sea Kayak Safety Advisory

8/8/1996

06-96

Safety Alert

Tug and Barge Advisory

8/8/1996

05-96

Safety Alert

Cold Water Boating Advisory

8/5/1996

04-96

Safety Alert

GPS Navigation Systems

6/3/96

03-96

Safety Alert

Portable Space Heaters

6/3/1996

02-96

Safety Alert

Heating Tape Concerns

6/3/1996

01-96

Safety Alert

Machinery Hazards

6/3/1996