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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-90-023
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Synopsis: ON FEBRUARY 15, 1989, THE 421-FOOT-LONG PANAMANIAN PASSENGER VESSEL M/V VIKING PRINCESS RAMMED THE 135-FOOT-LONG U.S. NAVY VESSEL YFU-97 WHICH WAS MOORED AT BERTH NO. 7 AT THE PORT OF PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. THE VIKING PRINCESS, WITH 613 PASSENGERS ON BOARD, HAD RETURNED FROM SEA AFTER A 10 HOUR CRUISE. NO ONE ON EITHER VESSEL WAS INJURED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE CROWN CRUISE LINE: DEVELOP WRITTEN PROCEDURES TO EXPEDITIOUSLY MAN AND OPERATE THE PROPELLER LOCAL PITCH CONTROL STATIONS WHENEVER A VESSEL IS BEING CONTROLLED IN THE LOCAL CONTROL MODE.
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 #: DCA89MM031
Accident Reports:
Ramming of the U.S. Navy YFU-97 by the Panamanian Passenger Vessel Viking Princess
Report #: MAR-90-03
Accident Date: 2/15/1989
Issue Date: 3/21/1990
Date Closed: 7/2/1990
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Crown Cruise Line (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Crown Cruise Line
Date: 7/2/1990
Response: Safety Recommendation M-90-23 discusses the need for developing written procedures for manning and operating the propeller local pitch control stations whenever a vessel is being controlled in the local control mode. We note that your company has now established these procedures; therefore, this safety recommendation has been classified as "Closed-Acceptable Action."

From: Crown Cruise Line
To: NTSB
Date: 4/11/1990
Response: WE HAVE ENFORCED THE RECOMMENDED PROCEDURES FOR MANUALLY OPERATED PITCH CONTROL OF THE LOCAL PITCH CONTROL STATIONS AND EXERCISE FOR THIS PROCEDURE IS CARRIED OUT ON A WEEKLY BASIS.