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  • Safety Alert – Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

    November 13, 2017

    United States Coast Guard Headquarters – Inspections and Compliance Directorate Washington, DC – November 13, 2017
    Safety Alert 12-17

    Don’t be inflamed about what you have to do!
    Kidde has made this extinguisher recall and replacement easy for you.

    This safety alert provides information related to Kidde brand fire extinguishers.  Nearly 40 Million extinguishers involving 134 different models have been recalled.  These fire extinguishers were manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017….
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  • Safety Advisory 01-17 – Renewing Certificates of Documentation USCG

    September 27, 2017
    Safety Advisory 01-17
    Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation Services Be Aware of Third Party Service Providers
    The U.S. Coast Guard’s National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC), located in Falling Waters, West Virginia, is the only entity authorized to issue Certificates of Documentation (CODs), Form CG-1270, valid for a period of one year from date of issuance…

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  • AAFA Vessels Covered under MSC Chain of Custody

    August 10, 2017
  • AAFA 2017 Roster

    July 24, 2017
  • AAFA in Action

    July 20, 2017

  • NOAA Fisheries announce $100 million in FFP funds are now available

    January 24, 2017

    NOAA Fisheries  announced that $100 million in FFP funds are now available for FY2017. Please see the attached brochure for details and spread the word on our excellent financing program that can be used for quota share, shore-side facilities, or vessels!

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  • Clarification of Mandatory Safety Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels

    October 27, 2015

    This bulletin provides clarification about the five-year mandatory dockside safety exam that applies to many commercial fishing vessels (CFVs).

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  • Marine safety alert: When fatigue catches up

    September 2, 2015

    This safely alert addresses a recent increase in the number of groundings on Alaskan shorelines involving uninspected commercial fishing vessels….

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