Fake EEBDs “Useless and Dangerous”

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Mar 082011

The mask hood is impossible to get over your head

Somali gangs are not the only pirate hazard for seafarers, so is copy-cat counterfeit equipment like the fake emergency escape breathing apparatus featured in the latest alert of the Marine Safety Forum.

Says MSF: “WSS Safety service station in Stavanger, Norway received EEBD-sets for annual inspection from one its regular customers. The service engineer discovered that the bags and the EEBD-sets were fake copies of the Unitor/MSA type Uniscape 15H – and of the same type  as previously discovered and informed. Continue reading »