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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-93-041
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Synopsis: ON DECEMBER 21, 1992, THE ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES-REGISTERED CONTAINERSHIP JURAJ DALMATINAC COLLIDED WITH THE TANK BARGE DUVAL 2, WHICH WAS BEING PUSHED BY THE U.S. TOWBOAT FREMONT, IN THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL (HSC), GLAVESTON BAY. THE BOW OF THE JURAJ DALMATINAC PENETRATED THE SIDE AND BOTTOM HULL OF THE BARGE, WHICH BUCKLED AND SANK. BOTH CARGO TANKS WERE BREACHED, AND THE BARGE'S CARGO OF MOLTEN SULPHUR SPILLED INTO THE WATERWAY.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE U.S. COAST GUARD: REQUIRE THAT COMMERCIAL TUGS AND TOWBOATS OPERATING ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES BE EQUIPPED WITH A SUITABLE COMPASS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action
Mode: Marine
Location: Bays and Sounds, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA93MM006
Accident Reports:
Collision of the U.S. Towboat Fremont and Tow with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines-Registered Containership Juraj Dalamtinac
Report #: MAR-93-02
Accident Date: 12/21/1992
Issue Date: 1/21/1994
Date Closed: 11/6/1996
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: USCG (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 11/6/1996
Response: THE BOARD ISSUED M-93-41, WHICH ASKED THE USCG TO REQUIRE THAT COMMERCIAL TUGS & TOWBOATS OPERATING ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES BE EQUIPPED WITH A SUITABLE COMPASS. BECAUSE 33 CFR 164.72 (A) (4) REQUIRES THAT TOWING VESSELS 39.4 FEET OR MORE IN LENGTH (EXCEPT ON THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY, IN FLEETING AREAS, OR USED SOLELY FOR POLLUTION RESPONSE OR TOWING ASSISTANCE) BE EQUIPPED WITH A MAGNETIC CARD TYPE COMPASS OR SWING-METER (EXCULSIVELY ON THE WESTERN RIVERS), M-93-41 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATE ACTION."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 9/23/1996
Response:

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 8/5/1996
Response: SEE 33 CFR 164.72 (A) (4).

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 5/26/1994
Response: RECOMMENDATION M-93-41 ASKED THE USCG TO REQUIRE THAT COMMERCIAL TUGS & TOWBOATS OPERATING ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES BE EQUIPPED WITH A SUITABLE COMPASS. BECAUSE THE USCG HAS INITIATED RULEMAKING THAT WILL ADDRESS THIS ISSUE, M-93-41 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE," PENDING PUBLICATION OF THE FINAL RULES.

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 4/6/1994
Response: I CONCUR WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION. AS A RESULT OF THE DERAILMENT OF THE AMTRAK SUNSET LIMITED PASSENGER TRAIN IN MOBILE, ALABAMA ON SPETEMBER 22, 1993, THE USCG HAS INITIATED A RULEMAKING THAT WILL ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. I WILL KEEP THE BOARD INFORMED OF OUR PROGRESS IN THE RULEMAKING PROCESS.