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Safety Recommendation M-02-024
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Synopsis: The recommendations address the adequacy of crewmember training in marine firefighting and company maintenance and inspection procedures. The recommendations are derived from the Safety Board's investigation of the fire on board the high-speed domestic vessel Seastreak New York near Sandy Hook Point, New Jersey, on September 28, 2001, and are consistent with the evidence we found and the analysis we performed. As a result of this investigation, the Safety Board has issued safety recommendations to Cummins Engine Company, Inc., and Circle Navigation Company of New York. The Safety Board would appreciate a response from you with 90 days addressing actions you have taken or intend to take to implement our recommendation.
Recommendation: The National Transportation Safety Board, therefore, makes the following safety recommendations to Circle Navigation Company of New York: Develop and implement a preventive maintenance and inspection program for systems affecting the safe operation of your vessels, including the hull and the mechanical and electrical systems.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Marine
Location: Harbor, NJ, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA01MM056
Accident Reports:
Fire On Board the Small Commuter Vessel Seastreak New York
Report #: MAR-02-04
Accident Date: 9/28/2001
Issue Date: 9/26/2002
Date Closed: 4/27/2005
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Circle Navigation (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Circle Navigation
Date: 4/27/2005
Response: The Safety Board is aware that, subsequent to the September 2001 accident, Circle Navigation developed and implemented a comprehensive safety management system for its fleet of vessels that includes the recommended preventative maintenance and inspection (PMS) program. The Board has reviewed the PMS manual and is pleased that Circle Navigation's safety management system fully satisfies the recommendation. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation M-02-24 is classified "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: NTSB
To: Circle Navigation
Date: 4/8/2004
Response: On March 26, 2003, the Safety Board requested information on the status of implementing Safety Recommendations M-02-23 and -24. To date, the Safety Board has not received any response from Circle Navigation addressing these recommendations. The Board is interested in knowing whether and how its recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the public is provided the highest level of safety, and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. That is why we monitor the implementation of all our recommendations. We would appreciate receiving an update from you regarding actions taken or planned to implement these recommendations. Please address your response to Ms. Ellen Engleman Conners, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board, and refer to the recommendations by number in your response. A copy of the recommendation letter is enclosed for your reference. Please call me at 202-314-6174 if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Michael T. Brown, Marine Safety Recommendations.

From: Circle Navigation
To: NTSB
Date: 5/3/2003
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 2/14/2005 8:52:37 AM MC# 2050057 With regard to recommendation M-02-23, over 70% of the Circle Navigation crew has taken part in a formal firefighting training course given by Military Sealift Command, with the remaining crewmembers scheduled to do so by the end of the May 2003. Also, we have taken significant steps in developing and implementing a preventive maintenance program as recommended by M-02-24. A comprehensive preventive maintenance manual was created and has recently been implemented. We believe that the recommendations made by the Safety Board have been helpful in identifying solutions to potential problems before they occur. I sincerely appreciate the assistance that has been provided to us. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

From: NTSB
To: Circle Navigation
Date: 3/26/2003
Response: To date, the Safety Board has not received any response from Circle Navigation addressing these recommendations. The Board is interested in knowing whether and how its recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the public is provided the highest level of safety, and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. That is why we monitor the implementation of all our recommendations. We would appreciate receiving an update from you regarding actions taken or planned to implement these recommendations. Please address your response to Ms. Ellen G. Engleman, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board, and refer to the recommendations by number in your response. A copy of the recommendation letter is enclosed for your reference.