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SAFETY ADVISORY: Restricting ferry passenger access

A recent allision due to engine failure resulted in personal injury

A recent allision due to engine failure resulted in personal injury

SAFETY ALERT: Gangways and ladders

A recent death in Texas shows that crossings are never routine

SAFETY ALERT: LED lighting and VHF interference

Radio and AIS reception can be degraded by light-emitting diodes

SAFETY ALERT: Parasail and watersport passenger transfers

Two recent incidents resulted in serious injuries

SAFETY ALERT: Potentially flawed PFDs

Inspectors have found 'a significant number' of unwearable type 1 PFDs

SAFETY ALERT: Gulf Coast bunker contamination

Blended products such as intermediate fuel oil (IFO 380) have caused system-related failures

SAFETY ALERT: Consider an internal reporting system

Commercial operators can reduce their risks by seeking compliance information

SAFETY ALERT: Lessons from El Faro's lube oil system

The ship lost oil pressure, then propulsion, likely due to a loss of pump suction

SAFETY ALERT: Immersion suit zipper seams

Failure of glue can prevent a watertight seal

SAFETY ALERT: Reassess towing, salvage risks