SAFETY ALERTS
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Safety Alerts

Select Safety Alerts

A
Accidental Release of CO2 System
Air Draft
Air Receivers

B
Bow Riding
Barge Explosions

C
Compact Fluorescent Light
Counterfeit Portable Fire Extinguishers
CO2 Hazards

D
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) - Proper installation and programming of VHF-FM radios
Discharges of Marine Fire Extinguishing Systems
Distracted Operations

E
Electrical Shock Hazards
Electrical Vibration Abrasion
Engine Room Ops
EPIRB and PLB Registration
EPIRB Battery Replacements

F
Failure Of Hand Portable Fire Extinguisher
Firefighting: Fire Extinguishing Systems Ready? Are you sure?
Firefighting: Simple Failures Render CO2 System Inoperative
Firefighting: Pressure Switch Location for Fixed Fire Suppression Systems
Firefighting: Wrong Directions: A Recipe For Failure
Fire Protection: Fuel Spray Fire - Prepare and Prevent it from Happening to You!
Fleet Lighting
Fuel Oil Quick-Closing Valves

I
Inspection of Fuel Oil Quick Closing Valves

L
Lessons Learned 01-14 It's The Seemingly Minor Items That Sometimes Can Create a Catastrophe
Lessons Learned 02-14 Battery Weight Varies Use Proper Replacement Parts on All Emergency Equipment
Lifejacket Snap Hooks

M
Maintenance and Repairs
Mariners: Improve Your Chances of Survival When Abandoning Ship - NTSB Safety Alert
Moving Hazards Aboard Uninspected Towing Vessels
Moving Machinery
Mustang Survival PFD Recall Notice
Mustang Survival HIT Inflatable PFD Safety Alert

N
Navigation Lights

O
Operational Risk Management and Planning is Essential to Safe Towing and Salvage Operations

P
Personal Flotation Device Strap Check
Personal Flotation Device Warning
Pressure Vessels

S
Servicing of Shipboard CO2 Fire Suppression Systems
Shaft Seals
Stability
Surge Protective Devices Onboard Vessels

T
Tow Planning

U
Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil and Compliance with MARPOL Requirements
Unlicensed to Drive

W
Watertight Doors