14 Apr '17, 2pm

Navy Suspends Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on Ships, Subs, Aircraft

NORFOLK, Va (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) released a joint message April 14 that suspends the use, possession, storage, and charging of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) aboard ships, submarines, aircraft, boats, craft and heavy equipment. The prohibition applies to Sailors, Marines, Military Sealift Command civilians and any personnel working on or visiting those units. The Fleet commanders implemented this policy to protect the safety and welfare of Sailors and to protect the ships, submarines, aircraft and equipment. The prohibition will be effective 30 days from the release of the policy, May 14, and will remain in effect until a final determination can be made following a thorough analysis. This new policy is in response to continued reports of explosions of ENDS due to the overheating of lithium-ion ...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=99913

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