USCG Safety Alert Bulletins

There are over 70 Safety Bulletins and 50 Lessons Learned published there. These are now available through the U.S. Coast Guard's
Homeport web site. Follow the link and look for the "Investigations" link on the left side of the page. Good luck finding anything!

The Marine Exchange will publish the latest Significant Safety Bulletins from the Coast Guard here.

Number Title Date
12-16 Good Data Input Equals Good Data output Does Your VDR Work? Sep 1, 2016
11-16 Discarded Munitions Remain a Present-Day Hazard Aug 22, 2016
10-16 Avoid Auto-Pilot Induced Casualties Aug 16, 2016
9-16a Know Your Day-to-Day Dangers Aug 9, 2016
9-16 Verified Container Weights U.S. Equivalency 28 Aprl 2016
8-16 Release of 2016 NPREP Guidelines Apr 5, 2016
7-16 Stem to Stern, Foam to Dust, Inspecting your Lifejackets is a Must July 20, 2016
6-16 Random Chemical Testing Requirements June 29, 2016
5-16a Enjoying the Waterways in a Safe (and Legal) Manner June 9, 2016
5-16 Enclosed Space Entry and Rescue Drills Mar 7, 2016
4-16a Distressed Distress Signals A Potentially Dangerous Issue May 19, 2016
4-16 Clarification of Survival Craft Requirements for Fishing Vessels Feb 28, 2016
3-16 Urgent Kannad Safelink Epirb Recall April 25, 2016
2-16 Worn Thin Vibration Abrasion a "Short" Summation April 4, 2016
1-16 Global Navigation Satellite Systems - Report Disruptions Jan 19, 2016
14-15a Don't Fear, Steer Clear of Dredging Equipment Hazards Dec 30, 2015
14-15 Checkfire Marine Fire Detection Systems on Uninspected Towing Vessels Nov 24, 2015
13-15 Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil & Marpol Compliance Nov 19, 2015
MSIB 12-15 Clarification of Mandatory Safet Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels Oct 20, 2015
12-15 Picked up Pickup Nov 10, 2015
11-15 Dried Not Fried Nov 9, 2015
10-15 Navigation Lights Nov 4, 2015
9-15 Anyone Can steer a Boat Sept 8, 2015
9-15 Out of Water Survival Craft Requirements Aug 26, 2015
8-15 Asleep at the Wheel Sept 1, 2015
7-15 Prevent Parasail Accidents Aug 19, 2015
6-15 Fire Extinguishing Systems Ready Are You Sure? May 27, 2015
5-15 Secured for Sea or Not May 11, 2015
4-15 Engine Room Operations March 11, 2015
3-15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cargo & Hydrate Handling Risks March 3, 2015
2-15 Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil & Compliance with MARPOL Requirements March 3, 2015
16-14 Unapproved Use of Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) Sound Dampening Products Sept 19, 2014
15-14 Accidental Release of CO2 System Nov 12, 2014
14-14 Designed for a Reason - Hull Magnets Nov 10, 2014
13-14 What You Can't See Can Hurt You Nov 3, 2014
12-14 Fuel System Modifications Can Lead to Fire Nov 3, 2014
10-14 NTVRP Interim Operating Authorizations - Limited Extensions July 1, 2014
9-14 Air Draft is Critical Sept 9, 2014
8-14 NTVRP Interim Operating Authorizations Expire 31 July 2014 Jun 9, 2014
6-14b Unprepared Safety Equipment and Fake EEBD's May 16, 2014
04-14A Inadequate Snaphooks on Lifejackets Revere Models 198RT & 160RT April 28, 2014
04-14 Commercial Diving - USCG/OSHA Casualty Reporting Requirements Feb 11, 2014
02-14 Tank Sampling Dangers / H2S Threshold Limit Change Jan 09, 2014
01-14 Notice of Arrival Requirements for Yachts Over 300 Gross Tons Jan 06, 2014
42-13 NTVRP Implementation Date Dec 07, 2013
41-13 Fixed Water-Based Local Application Fire-Fighting Systems Dec 06, 2013
11-13 Entanglement Accidents Dec 31, 2013
09-13 Bridge Resource Management in Pilotage Waters Aug 30, 2013
08-13 Confined Space Entry Dangers Understanding Hazards Aug 30, 2013
06-13 Coast Guard Termination of its 2 MHZ Distress Watchkeeping Service June 18, 2013
04-13 Navigation Lights -Not! May 22, 2013
03-13 Surge Protective Devices Onboard Vessels April 8, 2013
05-12 Pressure Switch Location for Fixed Fire Suppression Systems December 31, 2012
09-12 Employment of Non-US Credentialed Personnel Onboard US Vessels March 12, 2012
03-12 Additional Logbook and Entry Requirements March 12, 2012
07-11 Listen & Live / Develop & Follow Smart Safety Procedures December 14, 2011
MI Notice 06-11 HillerSafe Fire Detection Systems for Uninspected Towing Vessels October 19, 2011
06-11 Mustang Survival PFD Recall Notice November 29, 2011
MSIB 01-11 Load Line Requirements for Vessels on Domestic Voyages August 19, 2011
MSA11-01 Fuel Switching Safety July 11, 2011
04-11 High Velocity Vent Valves, Vacuum Valves, P/V Valves May 20, 2011
03-11 Marine Inspection Notice Hazardous Conditions in Cargo Pump Rooms May 12, 2011
02-11b Upgrade to GPS enhanced EPIRBS May 20, 2011
02-11a Providing CPR - No Time to Waste May 6, 2011
02-11 Air Receivers and Relief Valves February 14, 2011
01-11 Inspection of Fuel Oil Quick-Closing Valves January 31, 2011
10-10 2 Safety Alerts in one document: Regarding CO2 System Failures December 21, 2010
09-10 Type I Personal Flotation Device Strap Check December 15, 2010
01-10 Marine Safety Advisory - Distracted Operations October 29, 2010
08-10 Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) Is Your System Ready? September 30, 2010
05-10 AIS Text Messaging Concerns May 27, 2010
04-10 Watertight Doors - Close Them and Dog Them! April 28, 2010
03-10 Portable Generator Use on Recreational Houseboats April 27, 2010
02-10 Dangers With Automatic Channel Swicthing on DSC VHF Radios April 13, 2010
09-09 Navigation Lights - "Maintaining Distinctive Character" December 18, 2009
08-09 Unapproved EPIRB Battery Replacements November 30, 2009
07-09a Sailboat Rigging Requirements November 16, 2009
07-09 Drug Testing Requirements for Charter Vessels September 17, 2009
05-09 Inadvertant Discharges of Marine Fire Extinguishing Systems July 21, 2009
04-09 EPIRB and PLB REGISTRATION July 13, 2009
03-09 Avoiding Propulsion Loss from Fuel Switching & API Technical Considerations June 16, 2009
02-09 Compact Flourescant Lights June 8, 2009
13-08 Ventilation Closures for Fixed Gas Fire Extinguishing Systems on Small Passenger Vessels December 4, 2008
11-08 Fishing Vessel Stability November 18, 2008
10 - 08 New AIS Devices May Not Be Discernible With Older AIS Software October 30, 2008
08 - 08 Inspection of Fuel Oil Quick-Closing Valves October 23, 2008
07 - 08 Danger Aloft September 19, 2008
06 - 08 Counterfeit Emergencu Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) September 19, 2008
05 - 08 Preventing Engine Exhaust System Fires September 17, 2008
04 - 08 Unlicensed to Drive September 5, 2008
03 - 08 Controllable Pitch Propeller Systems and Situational Awareness July 2, 2008
02 - 08 Chantix Medical Advisory for Merchant Mariners June 26, 2008
01 - 08 Maintaining Vessel Watertight Integrity May 9, 2008
04 - 07 Hammar Manual Remote Release System Pneumatic Pump Units September 26, 2007
03 - 07 Securing Watertight Doors While Underway September 19, 2007
02 - 07 Programming Marine Radio and AIS Equipment September 6, 2007
01 - 07 Commercial Diving Safety March 15, 2007
06 - 06 E-Mail Address Change for Ship Security Alert System Alerts December 19, 2006
05 - 06 Structural Integrity of Propulsion Boiler Casings November 21, 2006
04 - 06 Recall Pains Wessey White Collision Warning (MK7) Hand Flare May 10, 2006
03 - 06 Emergency Escape Hood Recall May 3, 2006
02 - 06 STAR PRINCESS Cruise Ship Fire April 27, 2006
01 - 06 Strike First Fire Extinguishers Recall March 2, 2006

Sector Juneau Marine Safety Bulletins

01 - 06 Guidance Concerning Interactions Between Deep Draft Vessels & Seaplanes June 6, 2006

Seventeenth Coast Guard District

02 - 08 Small Passenger Vessel Safety Alert July 15, 2008
01 - 08 Small Passenger Vessel Safety Alert June 10, 2008
03 - 07 Small Passenger Vessel Safety Alert August 17, 2007
02 - 07 Small Passenger Vessel Safety Alert July 15, 2007
01 - 07 Small Passenger Vessel Safety Alert July 6, 2007
03 - 06 Small Passenger Vessel Safety Alert July 19, 2006