Fake emergency escape breathing devices (EEBD sets)
The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published Safety Flash 11-09 (attached) regarding the discovery of EEBD that are fake copies of the Unitor/MSA type Uniscape 15H.
As noted in the MSF safety flash, it is of the utmost importance that these fake sets are taken out of service whenever discovered, and the owners informed. This fake equipment will not work properly, and will create an extremely dangerous situation for the user in the event of an emergency.
Further information can be found at marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-11.09.pdf
Published: 1 April 2011
Download: IMCA SF 03/11
IMCA Safety Flashes
Submit a Report
IMCA Safety Flashes summarise key safety matters and incidents, allowing lessons to be more easily learnt for the benefit of all. The effectiveness of the IMCA Safety Flash system depends on Members sharing information and so avoiding repeat incidents. Please consider adding [email protected] to your internal distribution list for safety alerts or manually submitting information on incidents you consider may be relevant. All information is anonymised or sanitised, as appropriate.
IMCA’s store terms and conditions (https://www.imca-int.com/legal-notices/terms/) apply to all downloads from IMCA’s website, including this document.
IMCA makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained in the documents it publishes, but IMCA shall not be liable for any guidance and/or recommendation and/or statement herein contained. The information contained in this document does not fulfil or replace any individual’s or Member's legal, regulatory or other duties or obligations in respect of their operations. Individuals and Members remain solely responsible for the safe, lawful and proper conduct of their operations.