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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-01-005
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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: EXAMINE THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS ON THE SHIPS IN YOUR FLEET AND, IF NECESSARY TO ENSURE REDUNDANCY, MODIFY THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE AUXILIARY VOLTAGE CIRCUITRY TO THE HIGH-SPEED BREAKERS WHERE A SINGLE SOURCE SUPPLIES BOTH PORT AND STARBOARD PROPULSION SYSTEMS.
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)
Keyword(s):

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 Carnival Cruise Lines has examined the relevant systems and has made the auxiliary voltage circuitry to the high-speed breakers redundant by providing two separate power sources on Fantasy class ships without azipods. The Destiny, Fantasy, and Spirit class ships equipped with azipods already have redundant systems and do not require any modifications. The Safety Board also notes that all other vessels in the fleet have traditional propulsion and do not require such modification. Accordingly, because Carnival Cruise Lines has completed the recommended actions, Safety Recommendation M-01-5 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action."