The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued Marine Safety Alert 01-11 (attached) regarding the operational safety of mooring lines, which covers recent injuries and fatalities that have occurred during mooring line operations on vessels in US waters.
The safety alert can be downloaded from the USCG’s ‘Homeport’ portal at homeport.uscg.mil/cgi-bin/st/portal/uscg_docs/MyCG/Editorial/20110610/01-11%20Mooring%20Line%20Operation%20Safety.pdf?id=3daf75b965d99c4735f4f31dcbf15549242ffe11
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