Safety Alerts & Lessons Learned

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02/20/2015

15-18 Don't let your divers down!  10/03/2108
14-18

Don’t forget about Gangways and Ladders!

Pilot dies in gangway accident.

 08/21/2018
13-18

Let us enlighten you about LED lighting!

Potential interference of VHF-FM Radio and AIS Reception.

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

Makes an Emergency Situation Unbearable!

 06/18/2018
10-18

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

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

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

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

06/08/2018
08-18

Overeating Can Create Dangerous Gas!

(Especially with Anaerobic Bacteria)

06/08/2018
07-18

Ethylene vapors activate Carbon Monoxide alarm.

Take action, retreat, and avoid harm!

 05/30/2018
06-18

Don’t Let Your Vessel Get Underway Unexpectedly!

Bollard Failures at Marine Facilities

 05/30/2018
05-18

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

 05/10/2018
04-18 Lessons Learned from the S.S. EL FARO Casualty  04/03/2018
03-18 Don’t Wait!  Ensure a Better Fate! Check your immersion suit zipper seams!        03/20/2018
02-18 Operational Risk Management and Planning is
Essential to Safe Towing and Salvage Operations
      
 02/15/2018
01-18 A Delayed Repair Can Bite You in the Derriere
Performing prompt maintenance is critical!
      
 01/16/2018
01-18
Advisory
Expansion of Department of Transportation Drug Screening to Include Semi-Synthetic Opiates

 01/16/2018
13-17 Fixed CO2 Fire Extinguishing Systems
When your hoses aren’t right you might lose the firefight.
      
 12/19/2017
12-17 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

Remain Upright by Fully Understanding Vessel Stability

10/06/2017

10-17

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

09/25/2017

09-17

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

09/25/2017

08-17

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

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

07/20/2017

06-17

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

06/06/2017

05-17

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

05/22/2017

Advisory 01-17

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

05/16/2017

04-17

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

05/12/2017

NTSB SA-059

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

05/01/2017

03-17

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

04/06/2017

LL01-17

Lingering Lye Leads to Costly Deck Replacement A Lesson Learned.

03/28/2017

02-17

Failure to Follow Stove / Oven Installation Instructions Overcooks Galley!

03/28/2017

01-17

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

01/03/2017

17-16

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

12/16/2016

16-16

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

10/26/2016

15-16 Update

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

10/18/2016

15-16

Heed This Call! Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Safety Recall

10/14/2016

14-16

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

10/4/2016

13-16

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

09/12/2016

12-16

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

09/01/2016

11-16

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

08/22/2016

10-16

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

08/16/2016

09-16

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

08/09/2016

08-16

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

07/20/2016

07-16

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

07/20/2016

06-16

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

06/29/2016

05-16

Enjoying the Waterways in a Safe (and Legal) Manner

06/09/2016

04-16

Distressed Distress Signal - A potentially dangerous issue.

05/19/2016

03-16

Kannad Safelink EPIRB Recall

04/25/2016

02-16

Worn Thin - Vibration Abrasion - a "Short" Summation

04/04/2016

01-16

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

1/19/2016

14-15

Don't Fear Steer Clear of dredge equipment hazards.

12/30/2015

13-15

Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil & Compliance with MARPOL Requirements

11/19/2015

12-15

Picked Up Pickup - Dockside safety issues.

11/10/2015

11-15

Dried Not Fried - Laundering safety issues.

11/9/2015

10-15

Navigation Lights - The rules are for your safety.

11/4/2015

09-15

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

9/8/2015

08-15

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

9/1/2015

07-15

Prevent Parasail Accidents - Follow ASTM Standards and manufacturer instructions!

8/19/2015

06-15

Fire Extinguishing Systems Ready - Are you sure?

5/27/2015

05-15

Anchor Errors!

5/11/2015

04-15

Engine Room Operations

3/11/2015

03-15

LPG Cargo and Hydrate Handling Risks

3/3/2015

02-15

ULSF and Compliance with MARPOL Requirements

3/3/2015

01-15

Dynamic Positioning Failures on OSVs

2/24/2015

15-14

Accidental Release of CO2 System

11/12/2014

14-14

Hull Magnets – Modifications Lead to Failure

11/10/2014

13-14

Corrosion of Duck Boat Bilge Pump Discharge Piping

11/13/2014

12-14

Fuel System Modifications Lead to Fire

11/3/2014

11-14

Barge Fleet Lighting

10/9/2014

10-14

Preventing Barge Explosions

10/9/2014

09-14

Air Draft is Critical

9/9/2014

08-14

Dynamic Positioning System Failures

5/20/2014

07-14

Slips, Trips and Falls

5/16/2014

06-14

Unprepared Safety Equipment

5/16/2014

05-14

Overheating of Parasailing Vessel Hydraulic System

5/12/2014

04-14

Inadequate Snaphooks on Lifejackets

4/28/2014

03-14

Failure of Hand Portable Fire Extinguisher

4/8/2014

02-14

Tank Sampling Dangers

1/9/2014

01-14

Offshore Sailing: You Must Be Prepared

1/9/2014

02-14 (LL)

Battery Weight Varies

7/9/2014

01-14 (LL)

Seeming Minor Items

7/9/2014

11-13

Entanglement Accidents

12/31/2013

10-13

Attention on Deck – Commercial Fishing Vessels

12/31/2013

09-13

Bridge Resource Management in Pilotage Waters

8/30/2013

08-13

Confined Space Entry Dangers

8/30/2013

07-13

Parasailing Operations – Know Your Ropes (2)

7/22/2103

06-13

Termination of 2 MHZ Distress Watchkeeping Service

6/18/2013

05-13

Failures of Dynamic Positioning Systems on MODUs

6/17/2013

04-13

Navigation Lights – Not!

5/22/2013

03-13

Surge Protective Devices Onboard Vessels

4/30/2013

02-13

Bow Riding in Heavy Weather

3/21/2013

01-13

Counterfeit Portable Fire Extinguishers

3/21/2013

05-12

Pressure Switch Location – Fixed Fire Suppression System

12/31/2012

03-12

Problem with Mustang Inflatable PFDs

10/4/2012

01-12(A)

Recommendations for Recreational Diving Vessels

6/21/2012

02-12

Overloaded Lifting Gear on Fishing Vessels

6/20/2012

01-12(a)

Uninspected 6 or 12 Pack Vessels – Rules Apply

4/5/2012

07-11

Develop and Follow Smart Safety Procedures

12/14/2011

06-11

Mustang Survival PFD Recall

11/29/2011

05-11

Parasailing Operations – Know Your Ropes

9/20/2011

04-11

Digital Selective Calling – Need for Registered Identity

9/1/2011

04-11 (2)

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

5/20/2011

03-11

Providing CPR – No Time to Waste

5/6/2011

02-11

Air Receivers and Relief Valves

2/14/2011

01-11

Inspection of Fuel Oil Quick-closing Valves

1/31/2011

10-10 (a)

Wrong Directions: A Recipe For Failure

12/21/2010

10-10 (b)

Simple Failures Render CO2 System Inoperative

12/21/2010

09-10

Type 1 Personal Floatation Device Strap Check

12/15/2010

01-10(A)

Distracted Operations

10/29/2010

08-10

Ship Security Alert System

9/30/2010

07-10

Caution to AIS Users

8/28/2010

06-10

Explosive Safety Guide

6/9/2010

05-10

AIS Text Messaging Concerns

5/27/2010

04-10

Watertight Doors – Close Them and Dog Them

4/28/2010

03-10

Portable Generator Use On Houseboats

4/27/2010

02-10

Dangers Associated With Automatic Channel Switching

4/13/2010

01-10

Termination of LORAN-C signal

1/7/2010

09-09

Navigation Lights –Maintaining Distinctive Character

12/18/2009

08-09

Unapproved EPIRB Battery Replacements

11/30/2009

07-09

Sailboat Rigging Dangers

11/16/2009

01-09(LL)

Small Fire / Important Lessons

10/16/2009

07-09(#2)

Drug Testing Requirements for Charter Vessels

9/17/2009

06-09

Parasailing Incidents

9/17/2009

05-09

Inadvertent Discharges of Marine Fire Extinguishing Systems

7/21/2009

04-09

EPIRB and PLB Registration

6/13/2009

03-09

Avoiding Fuel Switching Related Propulsion Losses

6/16/2009

02-09

Compact Fluorescent Lights

6/8/2009

01-09

Electrical Shock Hazards

4/16/2009

09-08 update

Electronically Controlled Cargo Pump engine Components (Update)

4/15/2009

13-08

Ventilation Closures on Small Passenger Vessels

12/4/2008

12-08

Watertight Doors

11/19/2008

11-08

Fishing Vessel Stability

11/18/2008

10-08

AIS System Devices System Software Mismatch

10/30/2008

09-08

Electronically Controlled Cargo Pump Engine Components

10/23/2008

08-08

Inspection of Fuel Oil Quick Closing Valves

10/23/2008

07-08

Danger Aloft

9/19/2008

06-08

Counterfeit Emergency Escape Breathing Devices

9/19/2008

05-08

Preventing Engine Exhaust System Fires

9/17/2008

04-08

Unlicensed to Drive

9/5/2008

03-08

Controllable Pitch Propellers and Situational Awareness

7/2/2008

02-08

Chantix Medical Advisory

6/26/2008

01-08

Maintaining Vessel Watertight Integrity

5/9/2008

04-07

Remote Release Systems

9/26/2007

03-07

Securing of Watertight Doors

9/19/2007

02-07

Programming Marine Radio and AIS Equipment

9/6/2007

01-07

Commercial Diving Safety

3/15/2007

06-06

Ship Security Alert System Email Address Change

12/19/2006

05-06

Propulsion Boiler Casings

11/21/2006

04-06

Recall -Pains Wessex Hand Flare Recall

5/10/2006

03-06

Recall – Emergency Escape Hood

5/3/2006

02-06

Star Princess Cruise Ship Fire

4/27/2006

01-06

Strike First Fire Extinguishers

3/2/2006

06-05

RCC Domain Name Change

11/10/2005

05-05

Saab AIS Transponder Timing Problem

10/24/2005

04-05

PFDs – CO2 Cylinder Installation

6/22/2005

03-05

Unicellular Plastic Foam Life Preservers

5/24/2005

02-05

Loosening of Critical Fasteners

2/25/2005

01-05

GPS / Navigation Devices Hazards

2/4/2005

06-04

PROSAR Technologies Products

5/25/2004

05-04

Life Jacket Snap Hooks

5/5/2004

04-04

Loss of INMARSAT C Safety Messages

4/1/2004

03-04

Lifeboat Gripes

3/11/2004

02-04

Confined Space Entry

2/23/2004

01-04

NORSAFE Lifeboat Release Mechanisms

1/27/2004

09-03

Life Jacket Storage and Accessibility

12/12/2003

08-03

Personal Protective Equipment

11/5/2003

07-03

Winter Fishing in Alaskan Waters

11/5/2003

06-03

Floating Electric Water Light Safety

9/11/2003

05-03

Carbon Monoxide Exposure

6/9/2003

03-03

Wearing of Life Jackets

6/13/2003

02-03

Offshore Injuries

3/23/2003

01-03

Faulty Liferaft Servicing

2/4/2003

12-02

Maintaining Readiness

11/14/2002

11-02

Antennae Interference With GPS

11/15/2002

10-02

Man Overboard

11/14/2002

09-02

Tank Explosion

10/01/02

08-02

EPIRB Antennae Failures

9/10/2002

07-02

Fuel and Exhaust System Maintenance

8/1/2002

06-02

Smoke Signal / Danger of Explosion

7/8/2002

05-02

Amphibious Vehicle Operations

6/25/2002

04-02

Underway and No Lookout

6/6/2002

03-02

Handheld Steering Switches

3/28/2002

02-02

Loading of Canister Liferafts

3/28/2002

02-01

Passenger Vessel Steering

8/6/2001

01-01

Flameless Ration Heaters

1/15/2001

13-08

Gangplanks – Vital Area for Safety

6/16/1998

12-08

Electrical Hazards

6/7/1998

11-08

Fishing Vessel Stability

11/18/1998

10-08

Management Responsibility

6/7/1998

09-08

Safety – We are the Enemy

6/7/1998

08-98

Safety is Proper Communication

6/7/1998

07-98

Improvising

6/7/1998

06-98

Unsafe Habits Endanger All at Sea

6/7/1998

05-98

Deckplate and Manhole Cover Safety

6/7/1998

04-98

Limit Switches and Gravity Lifeboat Davits

6/16/1998

03-98

Reducing Risk of Falls Overboard

6/16/1998

02-98

Wire Rope Failures

6/16/1998

01-98

Repowering Wood Boats

6/16/1998

08-97

F/V Lifesaving Equipment

12/14/1997

07-97

Propeller Clearing Port Hazard

4/14/1997

06-97

Dry Engine Exhaust Hazards

3/11/1997

05-97

Successful Rescues in New England

1/22/97

04-97

Wood/Fiberglass Vessels – Poor Radar Targets

3/11/97

03-97

Alden Epirb Alert

1/29/97

02-97

Early Model Epirb Problems

3/13/97

01-97

Thermal Protective Aids

3/11/1997

09-96

Use of Hatches in Wet Fish Holds

8/8/1996

08-96

Fire Hazard of Foam Insulation

8/8/1996

07-96

Sea Kayak Safety Advisory

8/8/1996

06-96

Tug and Barge Advisory

8/8/1996

05-96

Cold Water Boating Advisory

8/5/1996

04-96

GPS Navigation Systems

6/3/96

03-96

Portable Space Heaters

6/3/1996

02-96

Heating Tape Concerns

6/3/1996

01-96

Machinery Hazards

6/3/1996