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USCG: Indications of chemical reaction and plating destruction

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USCG issued Marine Safety Alert 01-17 to remind vessel operators to consider all hazards related to chemical spills. In addition to potential health risks to personal involved with routine handling and clean up of spills, there is also the potential for adverse chemical reactions with vessel components, construction materials, and other items onboard.

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USCG: Failure to follow stove/oven installation instructions

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USCG issued Marine Safety Alert 02-17, to inform those that may lease and occupy portable accommodation modules on board fixed OCS platforms. Following a recent investigation into a fire, USCG strongly recommends that operators ensure that all commercial grade stoves and ovens are installed with the proper clearances to prevent ignition of combustible materials.

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US flag vessels to avoid enter Yemen

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The US Maritime Administration issued an advisory recommending that US-flag commercial vessels avoid entering or loitering near Yemen’s Red Sea ports and that vessels transiting the area exercise special vigilance. US MARAD also warns U.S. flagged commercial vessels transiting the region to conduct a pre-voyage risk assessment.

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USCG reopens Port of Virginia

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The United States Coast Guard issued a bulletin, informing that the Port of Virginia was reopened on 14 March, at 8:40 a.m. The USCG captain of the port had closed it, on 13 March, at 9 p.m., in anticipation of high winds.

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Star Bulk Carriers awarded with USCG Qualship 21

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry announced the award of Qualship 21 status by the United States Coast Guard to 30 bulk carriers owned and operated by Star Bulk Carriers Corp. The Qualship 21 program provides positive rewards to high quality ships and can only be awarded to vessels sailing under a qualifying flag.

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USCG saves crew from grounding tug in Alaska

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USCG announced that a Coast Guard aircrew rescued five people aboard a tug, which ran aground on the Mariposa Reef, on the south side of Strait Island in Sumner Strait, Thursday 2 March. The aircrew hoisted the five people from a barge attached to "Ocean Eagle" tug and transported them to Sitka, after the vessel began taking on water the previous night.

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