12/4/2015 Crew

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Alert - Nov. 15

By Notices

The US Coast Guard has issued a safety alert 11-15 regarding the operation of high volume industrial dryers aboard vessels. The alert has relevance to yachts – particularly during periods of high volume use.

The safety alert presents opportunities to:

  • Review the vessel SMS for inclusion of:
    • Inspection procedures of laundry equipment/extinguishing systems
    • Maintenance of laundry equipment and spaces
    • “Fire on Board” procedures
    • Use of flammable fluid protocol
  • Present “Fire on Board” procedure at the monthly safety meeting
    • Review use of fire extinguishing equipment
    • Highlight location of fire extinguishing equipment on board

View the full text of the alert here.