Lives are being put in danger by the use of copied spare parts for diesel heaters in small craft, the Maritime Professional Council (MPC) of the UK has warned, in the first industry Alert it has posted since its launch.

MPC member, the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), reports that it has become aware of the danger to life associated with the use of cheap spare parts in diesel heater installations on yachts and small craft.

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