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SAFETY ALERT: Be ready with proper fireman's outfit

The Coast Guard warns of an increase in deficiencies that could jeopardize mariners

The Coast Guard warns of an increase in deficiencies that could jeopardize mariners

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