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Provides alerts for safety issues for commercial and pleasure vessel operations.

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Safety Bulletin 15: HSE Guidance welding fume 2019

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Safety Bulletin 14: Tecnicomar ECOMAR MED certification

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Safety Bulletin 13: GPS week number rollover 2019

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Safety Bulletin 12: CO2 releases

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Safety Bulletin 11: HI-FOG 1900 sprinklers installed in A1000 assembly bodies

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Safety Bulletin 10: COSMO MED and Type Approved Fire Doors - Faulty A60, A0 and B15 Fire doors

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Safety Bulletin 9: EMERGENCY ESCAPE BREATHING DEVICE – PRODUCT RECALL

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Safety Bulletin 8: Interference with Maritime Radio Reception by Onboard Equipment 07 September 2016

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Safety Bulletin 7: Liferaft Medicines 27 April 2016

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Safety Bulletin 6: SAFETMADE Hydrostatic Release Units (HRUs) 25 April 2016

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Safety Bulletin 5: Safelink EPIRB - product recall 25 January 2016

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Safety Bulletin 4: Automatic Water Mist Sprinkler Systems 18 December 2015

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Safety Bulletin 3: Portable Fuel Tanks 15 October 2015

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Safety Bulletin 2: Dangerously Weighted Heaving Lines 28 September 2015

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Safety Bulletin 1: Hydrostatic release unit (HRU) - unauthorised refurbished Hammar H20 HRU 21 November 2014

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Safety is an essential element of working or pleasure activity on the water, whether at sea or on an inland waterway. Nobody wants to be in a situation where they have urgent need of an emergency rescue.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Safety Bulletins replace Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) technical safety alerts. Safety Bulletins are now published to highlight safety issues that were previously issued as technical safety alerts. Also, safety bulletins will include any other safety issues that arise.

Important Note: Safety Bulletin 8

This bulletin was reviewed on 12 May 2020. The information is still correct and no updates are required.

Go to MCA technical safety alerts to view previous technical safety alerts.

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Published 21 October 2014
Last updated 15 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Safety Bulletin 16 concerning PFDs and retrofitting of PLBs published.

  2. Update on a review of Safety Bulletin 8.

  3. Safety Bulletin 15 - HSE Guidance welding fume 2019 added

  4. Safety bulletin 14 added

  5. Additional safety bulletin

  6. Safety Bulletin 12 added

  7. SAN 11 added

  8. Safety Bulletin 10 added

  9. Safety Bulletin 09 added

  10. Added Safety Bulletin No 8 - Interference with Maritime Radio Reception by Onboard Equipment

  11. Safety Bulletin number 7 uploaded 27 April 2016

  12. Safety Bulletin number 6 uploaded 25 April 2016

  13. Safety Bulletin number 5 uploaded 25 January 2016

  14. Safety Bulletin No. 4 uploaded

  15. Safety Bulletin No 3: Portable Fuel Tanks 15 October 2015

  16. Safety Bulletin No 2: Dangerously Weighted Heaving Lines 28 September 2015

  17. Safety Bulletin No. 2 - Dangerously Weighted Heaving Lines 28 September 2015

  18. New Safety Bulletin added

  19. First published.