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Hazard / Safety Alert
Hazard and safety alerts that effect the safety and wellbeing of the underwater professional.
Joe Steffen, 51, a resident of Ohio, was a member of an international dive team that had come to explore the flooded mine on Bell Island in Conception Bay.
Kirby Morgan recalls defective Circle Seal one way valves.
KMDSI is issuing a recall on a single batch of defective Circle Seal one way valves. 1) Recall notice for defective Circle Seal one way valves. 2) JPEG photograph of Circle Seal one way valve showing location of date stamp. See attached article.
Kirby Morgan releases caution notice on regulator assembly.
Kirby-Morgan has discovered an inconsistency with some of their regulator assemblies P/N 505-069 that were manufactured between January 1, 2005 to March 1, 2005. The tube that holds the inlet valve and lever arm on some of these units in this batch are misaligned and consequently the lever arm sits offset. This offset if large enough will not allow the lever to travel smoothly and may increase the inhalation effort. Regulators that have this configuration should be taken out of service and not used until they have been replaced.
A recent video clip on YouTube shows a near fatal incident when a sudden leak develops during a bell run. A cold reminder that the industry has its "moments.". Quick thinking by the crew and the supervisor prevents a tragedy. See inside for Video Clip.