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Latest News ...

New standards approved for inspection of NOAA vessels

See Latest Inspection Schedule

Vessels not required to pursue SOVCs until new policy is in effect

Current Marine Safety Alerts

28 APR 14 - Inadequate Snaphooks on Lifejackets Revere Models 198RT and 160RT

A compilation of Marine Safety Alerts from 2008-2012 has been released by the US Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis.

30 APR 13 - Do the power strips on your ship provide the protection you think they do? *The answer may surprise you!*

Fleet Inspection recommends to read the following Safety Alerts for
priority review:

  • Pressure switch location for fixed fire suppression systems
  • Problems with Mustang inflatable PFDs
  • Listen and live - Develop and follow smart safety procedures
  • Mustang survival PFD recall notice
  • Digital selective calling lacks location and identification information
  • Providing CPR - No time to waste
  • Air receivers and relief valves
  • Inspection of fuel oil quick closing valves
  • Upgrade to GPS enhanced EPIRBs (advisory)
  • Simple failures render CO2 systems inoperable
  • Wrong directions - Recipe for failure
  • Type I PFD strap check
  • Ship Security Alert System (SSAS)
  • Caution to AIS users
  • AIS text messaging concern
  • Watertight Doors - Close and dog them
  • Distracted operations (advisory)

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Chief , Safety and Environmental Compliance Division

Fleet Inspection Team Leader

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