This week we had a great group of students in for the Annual Surveyor of Towing Vessels (ASTV) course in Houston. We continue to have a cross-section of industry and Coast Guard attendees. This combination of industry and Coast Guard breaks down barriers, helps to establish relationship and paves the way for a collaborative effort of ushering in Subchapter M. We had students from as far away as Alaska and as near as around the corner.
Stay tuned for the 2019 Training Calendar.
09/27/2019 – Safety Alert 10-19
This safety alert raises awareness of a potentially dangerous circumstance involving Cal-June Jim Buoy Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) . During several inspections involving different vessels Coast Guard personnel discovered a significant number (>100) of Type I PFDs which were not wearable if needed during an emergency.
Noted Jim-Buoy Models #601 or #603 (approval numbers 160.055/115/0 and 160.055/116/0, respectively) are referenced.
Click here to download the Marine Safety Alert.