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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-92-059
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Synopsis: ABOUT 0205 ON APRIL 21, 1991, IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, OFF COVE POINT, MARYLAND, THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY SAILING VESSEL AMERICAN PROMISE AND BARGE E-2, WHICH WAS BEING PUSHED AHEAD OF THE TUG SUN COAST, COLLIDED. THE SAILING VESSEL HAD 12 CREWMEMBERS ON BOARD, THE TUG HAD 5 CREWMEMBERS, AND THE BARGE WAS UNMANNED. NO SERIOUS INJURIES RESULTED FROM THIS ACCIDENT. THE SAILING VESSEL SANK, BUT WAS SALVAGED. THE AMERICAN PROMISE SUSTAINED MORE THAN $800,000 DAMAGE AND THE BARGE E-2 SUSTAINED ABOUT $10,000 DAMAGE. THE SUN COAST WAS NOT DAMAGED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY: REQUIRE THAT NAVAL ACADEMY VESSELS HAVING VHF-FM RADIOTELEPHONE EQUIPMENT ON BOARD MONITOR VHF-FM CHANNEL 16 WHILE UNDERWAY.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Marine
Location: Bays and Sounds, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA91MM029
Accident Reports: ​Collision of the U.S. sailing vessel American Promise and the U.S. freight Barge E-2, being pushed ahead of the U.S. Tug M/V Sun Coast
Report #: MAR-92-01-SUM
Accident Date: 4/21/1991
Issue Date: 12/21/1992
Date Closed: 4/16/1993
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: United States Naval Academy (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: United States Naval Academy
Date: 4/16/1993
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED THAT THE NAVAL ACADEMY CONCURRED WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION AND INSTITUTED STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES UNDER WHICH OFFICERS IN CHARGE OF ITS SAIL TRAINING CRAFT WILL MONITOR CHANNEL 16 AT ALL TIMES WHEN UNDERWAY. THEREFORE, RECOMMENDATION M-92-59 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: United States Naval Academy
To: NTSB
Date: 2/1/1993
Response: CONCUR. SINCE THE COLLISION, THE ACADEMY HAS PUBLISED STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES THAT REQUIRE ALL NAVAL ACADEMY SAIL TRAINING CRAFT TO MONIOTR CHANNEL 16 WHILE UNDERWAY AT ALL TIMES.