The Emergency Escape Breathing Devices are part of the critical safety equipment and are used for escape from a compartment that has a hazardous atmosphere. Their use has become mandatory under the new amendments to SOLAS 74 (Chapter II-2, Reg 16) for all ships to which the safety equipment certificate is required.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a bulletin to inform operators that it has observed an issue with fire doors manufactured by COSMO Co. Ltd. In particular, it has come to light that the insulation in these doors is missing from the upper part, sides and bottom.
When a life jacket fails to inflate properly, the results can be life threatening.The USCG has issued safety alert reminding all inflatable life jacket users of the importance of performing periodic maintenance on their equipment.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has received a Safety Alert issued by the US Coast Guard referring to important emergency escape breath devices and emergency life support apparatus information.
The 2014 amendments to SOLAS and the Fire Safety Systems (FSS) Code adopted by IMO Resolutions MSC.338(91) and MSC.339(91) will enter into force on 1 July, 2014,
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