SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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Alerts

USCG extends lava flow safety zone in Hawai

USCG announced that it is extending the existing temporary safety zone surrounding the entry of lava from the Kilauea volcano into the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI, for an additional six months. The latest zone was enforced in late March. 

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USCG warns over leaky lifejacket lights

lifejacket

The US Coast Guard has recently received a safety bulletin from Cruise Lines International Association, reporting problems with lifejacket lights. As a result, the US Coast Guard recommends that lifejackets with lights be stored in temperature and humidity controlled, water-tight environments.

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USCG urges for vigilance of CO poisoning risk

poisoning

Recently, along the Gulf Coast, multiple passengers on board an uninspected passenger vessel were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning. In view of this, the US Coast Guard issued a safety alert to warn operators of this 'unseen and deadly hazard' that cannot be easily spotted.

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BMA warns of change in launching procedures

launching

The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued an alert, to draw attention on a change in the launching procedure for HLB Co. Ltd. TALON II 4.0, TALON II 6.0 and TALON 9.0 lifeboat on load release systems, as described in Revision 10 of the Operation and Maintenance Manual for Release Mechanism.

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