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NTSB CONCEPTION HEARING - THIS TUESDAY @ 10AM

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by Ken Kurtis, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. JoeFriday

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    Hardwired smoke detectors can have built in battery backups.
     
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  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I believe that interconnected alarms may still be battery powered, but, interconnected by wire or wirelessly.
     
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  3. Bob DBF

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    The way to go is wireless, first because it's easy, the second is that running new wiring, especially thru watertight bulkheads, may involve hireing a marine architect to design and ok it, and might trigger more unforeseen and expensive upgrades.
     
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  4. Open Ocean Diver

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    Good idea...

    Hardwired Ionization Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup
    • 120-volt hardwired smoke alarm wires directly into your home’s electrical system
    • Ionization smoke sensor reliably detects particles from fast-flaming fires
    • Hassle-free installation, no need to rewire
    • Easy-to-access battery drawer; 9-volt battery included
    • Can integrate with up to 12 other First Alert or BRK hardwired smoke detectors

    • Works in Tandem with Other First Alert Alarms
    In addition to functioning independently, this smoke alarm can also integrate with up to 12 other First Alert or BRK hardwired alarms for coverage of larger spaces. This detector also integrates with up to six other compatible devices, such as bells, horns, and repeaters. If one alarm in the series is triggered, they will all sound. The alarm features a latching indicator to identify which unit triggered the alarm, alerting you to the area of danger.
     
  5. Wookie

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    Mine was wireless.
     
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  6. Rooster59

    Rooster59 Solo Diver

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    Maybe a board of experienced boat captains would be useful as an official input to dive boat safety. Come up with a detailed list of standards, and have the authority to certify a boat as being in compliance. Kind of like a university program being accredited.
     
  7. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Like a safety checklist
     
  8. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    Like a USCG safety inspection.

    It all hinges to what standards a vessel has to comply.
     
  9. nolatom

    nolatom Captain

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  10. nolatom

    nolatom Captain

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    It probably would be useful but I kind of doubt it would displace the Coast Guard annual inspections. It might of course supplement them, informally.

    Usually the best way to group up in situations like this is to have an Industry group or association, that "speaks with one voice" to the regulators. I know there's the Passenger Vessel Association, but don't know if they're supported by and giving support to, the small boat operators such as dive boats and charter fishing boats. As opposed to just the large passenger vessels like ferries and cruise ships/boats.

    Maybe someone in the industry (Wookie?) could shed some light on whether there's a helpful group as opposed to each boat owner having to go it alone.
     
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