The US Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert stating that it has become aware of counterfeits of size B-II portable fire extinguishers manufactured by Amerex Corporation and Buckeye Fire Equipment. Owners, operators, and masters of vessels with size B-II portable fire extinguishers should examine those extinguishes to ensure that they are genuine. Alert 01-13 (3/21/13).

Courtesy of Bryant’s Maritime Consulting

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