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Thursday, September 29, 2016

USCG Issues Safety Alert

August 2, 2002

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert following a recent fireon a product tanker. The Safety Alert recommends that personnel ensure the proper maintenance and repair of fuel and exhaust systems associated with main propulsion and diesel-driven auxiliaries onboard their vessels. The engines should be maintained as designed, except for authorized modifications. Insulation of potential fuel oil ignition sources and use of specialized fasteners and other devices to reduce the loosening of critical engine and systems components is essential.


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