Newport, RI: The U.S. Coast Guard just issued Marine Safety Alert 06-21 notifying mariners of the possibility of a hazard involving the way threads were machined that could cause vessel steering problems. This is a situation mariners should be aware of and recognize that losses or damages arising from this situation are likely compensable. Talk to your maritime lawyer to find out more. And here's a link to the Marine Safety Alert 06-21.
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