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June 2023

U.S. Coast Guard Shares Lessons Learned From Recent Small Passenger Vessel Fire Investigations

The Marine Safety Alert draws from casualty investigations, including the D/V CONCEPTION casualty in which 33 passengers and one crew perished, and includes admonitions on use of open flame candles, Sterno heating cans, and plastic trash cans, storage of combustible materials close to ignition sources, and clearly marking engine room escape hatches.

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