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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-93-031
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Synopsis: ON AUGUST 7, 1992, THE UNITED KINGDOM PASSENGER VESSEL RMS (ROYAL MAIL SHIP) QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 (QE2) WAS OUTBOUND IN VINEYARD SOUND, MASSACHUSETTS, WHEN THE VESSEL GROUNDED ABOUT 2 1/2 MILES SOUTH OF CUTTYHUNK ISLAND. NO INJURIES OR DEATHS RESULTED FROM THIS ACCIDENT. HOWEVER, DAMAGE WAS SIGNIFICANT; TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT REPAIRS COST ABOUT $13.2 MILLION. IN ADDITION, THE TOTAL REVENUE LOST FOR THE PERIOD BEFORE THE VESSEL RETURNED TO SERVICE ON OCTOBER 2, 1992, WAS ESTIMATED AT $50 MILLION.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE CUNARD LINES, LTD.: IMPLEMENT IMO RESOLUTION A.601(15), "PROVISION AND DISPLAY OF MANEUVERING INFORMATION ABOARD SHIPS," PAYING PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE PROVISION OF SQUAT INFORMATION FOR THE QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 AND OTHER DEEP-DRAFT, HIGH-SPEED VESSELS IN YOUR FLEET.
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 #: DCA92MM034
Accident Reports:
Grounding of the United Kingdom Passenger Vessel RMS Queen Elizabeth 2
Report #: MAR-93-01
Accident Date: 8/7/1992
Issue Date: 6/25/1993
Date Closed: 11/15/1993
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Cunard Line Ltd. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Cunard Line Ltd.
Date: 11/15/1993
Response: RECOMMENDATION M-93-31 ASKED CUNARD TO IMPLEMENT IMO RESOLUTION A.601(15), "PROVISION AND DISPLAY OF MANEUVERING INFORMATION ABOARD SHIPS," PAYING PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE PROVISION OF SQUAT INFORMATION FOR THE QE2 AND OTHER DEEP-DRAFT, HIGH-SPEED VESSELS IN YOUR FLEET. BECAUSE CUNARD SHIPS COMPLY WITH UK MERCHANT SHIPPING NOTICE M.1470, WHICH IN TURN COMPLIES WITH IMO RESOLUTION A-601(15), AND BECAUSE CUNARD IS ACTIVELY PURSUING THE PROVISION OF MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR THE QE2 AND SQUAT INFORMATION FOR OTHER SHIPS OF THE FLEET, RECOMMENDATION M-93-31 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSE--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: Cunard Line Ltd.
To: NTSB
Date: 9/1/1993
Response: CUNARD SHIPS COMPLY WITH UK MERCHANT SHIPPING NOTICE M-1470 WHICH GIVES EFFECT TO IMO RESOLUTION A.601(15) WITH REGARD TO PROVISION AND DISPLAY OF MANEUVERING INFORMATION ABOARD SHIPS. THE COMPANY IS ACTIVELY PURSUING THE PROVISION OF MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR QE2 AS WELL AS SQUAT INFORMATION FOR OTHER SHIPS OF THE FLEET.