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Attention on Deck!
This alert serves to remind commercial fishing vessel owners, operators, and crew members of the dangers associated with working around moving deck machinery, rigging, and equipment. This alert serves to remind commercial fishing vessel owners, operators, and crew members of the dangers associated with working around moving deck machinery, rigging, and equipment.
 
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
 
Bow riding in heavy weather.
This alert reminds operators to restrict passenger access to certain areas of the vessel during operating conditions that present risk.
 
Fri, Mar 22, 2013
 
Bridge Resource Management
This Safety Alert serves as a reminder to the maritime community that navigation watch teams should at all times use Bridge Resource Management (BRM) best practices and techniques even when the ship is being directed by a properly licensed pilot.
 
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
 
Charter Vessel Drug Testing Requirements
This safety alert reminds Charter Vessel operators of the importance of adhering to Federal Drug Testing Requirements. Click on view document
 
Sat, Jan 16, 2010
 
Commercial Diving Safety
This safety alert reiterates the need for commercial diving persons-in-charge and diving supervisors to fully meet their responsibilities prescribed in 46 CFR 197 Subpart B, and within the voluntary industry consensus standards which have been adopted by many companies.
 
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
 
Confined Space Entry
This Safety Alert serves as a reminder to Coast Guard personnel and the maritime community of the potential dangers of confined space entries. During two recent inspections, Coast Guard Inspectors' gas meters alarmed, preventing a potential loss of life or serious injury.
 
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
 
Distracted Operations
Throughout the United States, and across all transportation modes, safety initiatives are being established to address issues related to Distracted Operations. The Coast Guard recognizes the importance of this issue, understands the potential consequences caused by increased operational risk in marine operations, and is supportive of the goals and objectives of the U.S. Department of Transportation and other distracted driving safety initiatives.
 
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
 
Entanglement Accidents
A recent marine casualty involving a severe injury to a crewmember aboard an inspected passenger vessel reminds us that these hazards happen in any segment of the maritime industry.
 
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
 
Fishing Vessel Stability
This alert addresses stability concerns onboard fishing vessels.
 
Thu, Sep 17, 2009
 
Maintaining Watertight Integrity
This Safety Alert addresses two issues: watertight integrity and high level bilge alarms.
 
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
 
Navigation Lights -
This alert reminds vessel operators of the importance of maintaining the distinctive character of navigation lights by not installing other llights nearby. Click on view document.
 
Sat, Jan 16, 2010
 
Offshore Sailing - You must be prepared.
This safety alert reemphasizes the need for preparation when engaged in offshore sailing.
 
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
 
Parasail Operations - Know your ropes!
A series of parasail incidents resulting in fatalities and injuries have occurred over the last few years. Several marine casualty investigations are ongoing and some are near completion.
 
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
 
Providing CPR - No time to waste.
This Safety Alert serves as a reminder to the international maritime community that when it is necessary to provide a patient Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) there is simply no time to waste.
 
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
 
Recent Failures on MODU DP units.
This Safety Alert addresses dynamic positioning incidents resulting in a loss of position on drillships. A loss of position during a critical activity may result in a loss of well control and severe consequences including loss of life, pollution, and property damage.
 
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
 
Recommendation for recreational diving operations.
This advisory is addressed to Passenger Vessel Operators, Owners and Crewmembers providing commercial transport and support services to recreational divers, and reminds them of safety responsibilities to themselves and their passengers. Additionally, this advisory is intended to provide recommendations and lessons learned from recreational diving casualty investigations, and promote awareness of industry best practices.
 
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
 
Safety Alert - Medical Advisory - Chantix
This safety alert discusses the side effects associated with the use or withdrawal from Chantix, a stop smoking aid.
 
Sun, Jan 4, 2009
 
Safety Alert - Unlicensed to Drive!
This alert addresses improper operation and manning of Unispected Towing Vessels.
 
Sun, Jan 4, 2009
 
Sailboat Dismasting / Rigging Dangers
This alert focuses on a recent dismasting involving a small passenger vessel catamaran. Click on view document.
 
Sat, Jan 16, 2010
 
Securing Watertight Doors
This safety alert reiterates the need for vessel operators to ensure that watertight doors are always closed while underway, except when being used for access.
 
Wed, Apr 30, 2014
 
Slips, Trips and Falls
This alert reminds vessel personnel of the importance of identifying potential circumstances that might result in a slip, trip or fall.
 
Fri, May 16, 2014
 
Uninspected 6 or 12 pack vessels - Rules Apply.
The Coast Guard's Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety has become aware of instances where recreational type boats are being manufactured and sold but do not meet federal construction requirements.
 
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
 
Watertight Doors
This alert reiterates the importance of maintaining and keeping watertight doors closed.
 
Thu, Sep 17, 2009
 
Watertight Doors - Close them! Dog them!
Recently a push boat operating ?unfaced? (no barges attached) in the Houston Ship Channel flooded and sank while in the wake of tractor tug resulting in the death of the push boat crew and the narrow escape of two others.
 
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
 
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