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Safety Recommendation M-01-004
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Synopsis: THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING SAFETY ISSUES: ADEQUACY OF FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS, ADEQUACY OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS DESIGN, AND ADEQUACY OF PASSENGER AND CREW SAFETY. THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DERIVED FROM THE SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THE FIRE ON BOARD THE LIBERIAN PASSENGER SHIP ECSTASY NEAR MIAMI, FLORIDA, ON 7/20/98, AND ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE EVIDENCE WE FOUND AND THE ANALYSIS WE PERFORMED. AS A RESULT OF THIS INVESTIGATION, THE SAFETY BOARD HAS ISSUED TWELVE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS, THREE OF WHICH ARE ADDRESSED TO CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES. INFORMATION SUPPORTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS IS DISCUSSED BELOW. THE SAFETY BOARD WOULD APPRECIATE A RESPONSE FROM YOU WITHIN 90 DAYS ADDRESSING THE ACTIONS YOU HAVE TAKEN OR INTEND TO TAKE TO IMPLEMENT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES: FOR THE DESIGN IN YOUR FLEET, ENGINEER, DESIGN, AND IMPLEMENT SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF FIRE AND SMOKE FROM THE LAUNDRY ROOMS THROUGH VENTILATION DUCTS TO OTHER AREAS OF THE VESSEL.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Marine
Location: Harbor, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA98MM035
Accident Reports:
Fire On Board Liberian Passenger Ship Ecstasy
Report #: MAR-01-01
Accident Date: 7/20/1998
Issue Date: 5/14/2001
Date Closed: 4/9/2002
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Carnival Corporation (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: Carnival Corporation
To: NTSB
Date: 12/22/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 12/28/2004 3:26:30 PM MC# 2040732

From: NTSB
To: Carnival Corporation
Date: 4/9/2002
Response: The Safety Board notes that lint filters have been installed on all ships in Carnival Cruise Line's fleet and that automatic fire damper (fusible link type) installation was completed in December 2001 on the Jubilee, Celebration, Holiday, Destiny, and Spirit classes of ships; all newly built ships will also be fitted with the dampers. The feasibility of a deluge fog system inside the ducts is also being evaluated. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation M-01-4 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action."