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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-93-033
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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.: PROVIDE A SUITABLE MEANS FOR CUMMUNICATING OR RELAYING PASSENGER ADVISORIES, INSTRUCTIONS, AND EMERGENCY ALERTS TO DISABLED PASSENGERS.
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-93-33 ASKED CUNARD TO PROVIDE A SUITABLE MEANS FOR COMMUNICATING OR RELAYING PASSENGER ADVISORIES, INSTRUCTIONS AND EMERGENCY ALERTS TO DISABLED PASSENGERS. BECAUSE CUNARDD USES TV TO DISSEMINATE SAFETY INFORMATION TO PASSENGERS ON THE QE2 AND IS WORKING ON PROVIDING ANNOUNCEMENTS IN TV VIDEO TEXT FORM TO PASSENGERS, RECOMMENDATION M-93-33 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION.

From: Cunard Line Ltd.
To: NTSB
Date: 9/1/1993
Response: THE USE OF TELEVISION TO DISSEMINATE SAFETY INFORMATION HAS BEEN PRACTICED ONBOARD QE2 FOR SOME YEARS. A FACILITY TO RELAY ANNOUNCEMENTS IN VIDEO TEXT FORM VIA TEVEVISION IS PRESENTLY BEING DEVELOPED.