The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a Safety Alert for unicellular foam lifejackets. “It was discovered that the unicellular foam buoyant material within the nylon outer shell had degraded significantly over time, broke apart, crumbled and in some instances was reduced to dust.” Please read the following link or attachment and take a good look at your “Personal Floatation Devices”!
For any questions, please feel free to contact me or your local Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Examiner.
Mr. Al Waterford, USCG (ret.)
Program Manager, Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety
Fishing and Passenger Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard
Sector St. Petersburg
155 Columbia Dr.
Tampa, FL 33606
Tel #: (813) 228-2196, ext. #8136
Fax #: (813) 228-2399
For More Info Go To:
Commercial Fishing Vessel “Checklist Generator”
“As a maritime regulator, it is imperative we engage and keep pace with industry. The Coast Guard will facilitate commerce – we will not impede it.” – Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant