Category Archives: USCG

Update on USCG VHF Outages

Last Friday, March 13, 2020, two sites that had been down for over 120 days were brought back to operational. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, sites that the U.S. Coast Guard is unable to receive VHF communications are: Bede … Continue reading

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USCG VHF Outages

The Coast Guard has experienced various VHF outages in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska throughout the summer and into the winter. Extra caution is advised in areas of Northern Shelikof Strait, Southern Cook Inlet, and portions of Southeast Alaska.¬†¬†Repairs are ongoing, … Continue reading

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This Marine Safety Information Bulletin from the USCG as a reminder that the Tongass Narrows is a 7 knot speed zone. Fees for violations begin at $1,000 for the 1st offense and a map of the zone is included.

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Dockside Exams in Petersburg

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

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USCG Alert LED Light Interference

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

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Kidde brand Fire Extinguisher Recall

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

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USCG Safety Alert Stability

The USCG released a Safety Alert on Vessel Stability this month.

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