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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

SAFETY ADVISORY: Drug screening now includes semi-synthetic opiates

Hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone are added to the testing list

Hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone are added to the testing list

SAFETY ALERT: Fixed CO2 fire extinguishing systems

Loose bottles and stress on hoses can have dangerous consequences

SAFETY ALERT: Kidde fire extinguisher recall

SAFETY ALERT: Carbon monoxide poisoning

Deadly symptoms can be misdiagnosed as seasickness