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Issue 34, April 2017

Nitrogen cylinders

The purpose of this safety bulletin is to:

  • to raise awareness of the potential serious risk to safety on board a vessel where nitrogen cylinders are used as a stored kinetic energy system for launching lifeboats
  • provide safe practice tips for how best to reduce the risks involved and to alert people to the risk to safety associated with nitrogen cylinders.

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