886 - 05/13 - Surge Protectors Onboard - Worldwide

The United States Coastguard has released a Marine Safety Alert detailing the dangers of Surge Protective Devices onboard vessels.

The Safety Alert details the potential dangers of using a surge protective device on board vessels, where there is an additional risk of fire due to the differences between electrical supply on board compared with in homes and offices (where these devices are designed to be used).

The full MSA can be found at the USCG website (MSA 03-13b) 

Source of Information:   

United States Coast Guard

www.uscg.mil

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