Category Archives: USCG
The USCG has a trip planned for Petersburg to conduct dockside exams before the crab fisheries from February 4th-8th. You can sign up at the Harbor Master office. The examiners are currently furloughed and their trip could be canceled if … Continue reading
The USCG is receiving reports of radio frequency interference caused by LED lamps. Some ships have experienced degradation of VHF receivers, including AIS, caused by LED navigation lights. LED lighting installed need VHF antennas has also shown to compound the … Continue reading
Several models of Kidde brand fire extinguishers with plastic handles and push button handles have been recalled including over 40 million extinguishers and 134 different models manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017. The recalled extinguishers are red, … Continue reading
The USCG released a Safety Alert on Vessel Stability this month.
The Coast Guard distributed a Marine Safety Alert today. An inspection of Alcares water activated flashing lifejacket light models Jack A1-ALK and Jack ARH-ALK found 3,000 non-operable lights before their expiration dates due to leaky batteries. Alcove can be contacted … Continue reading
Dockside examiners will be in Petersburg Tuesday, May 16th through Friday, May 19th. You can sign-up for exams at the Harbor Masters office. The flier is here.
There has been a new company sending out unsolicited letters and offering to perform Documentation services for fishing vessels. These ‘Certificate of Documentation Courtesy Renewal Notices’ closely resemble US Coast Guard’s’ National Vessel Documentation Center’ notices, however, the US Coast … Continue reading