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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-93-042
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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 ALL LICENSED DECK OFFICERS WHO SERVE ON BOARD VESSELS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC RADAR PLOTTING AIDS BE CERTIFIED IN THEIR USE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable 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: 9/12/2001
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: USCG (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 9/12/2001
Response: The Safety Board notes that the requirements of STCW '95 have been incorporated into Coast Guard regulations at 46 CFR 10.205. However, these regulations are applicable only to personnel on U.S. seagoing vessels. The Safety Board asked that ARPA training be required for all deck officers and all pilots serving on board vessels fitted with an ARPA. Because these regulations apply only to personnel serving on seagoing vessels, excluding all other vessels, Safety Recommendations M-93-42 and -43 are classified "Closed--Unacceptable Action."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 7/31/2000
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 04/10/2001 6:34:50 PM MC# 2010310 The Coast Guard has amended its regulations on domestic licensing and documentation of personnel on U.S. seagoing vessels in order to implement the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as amended in 1995. 46 CFR 10.205(m)(1) requires deck officers to have training in ARPA if they are to receive an STCW certificate or endorsement as master or mate and serve on ships fitted with ARPA on or after I February 2002. Mariners wishing to obtain a pilots license where a Federal License is required for issuance of the pilots license are covered by this regulation.

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 7/14/1998
Response: NTSB REQUESTED A FOLLOWUP.

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 5/21/1997
Response: THE PROPOSED RULEMAKING (CGD95-062), THAT WILL IMPLEMENT THE 1995 AMENDMENTS TO THE STCW, WHEN FINAL, WILL SATISFY THE RECOMMENDED ACTION. ACCORDINGLY, RECOMMENDATION M-93-42 WILL REMAIN CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE," PENDING PUBLICATION OF THE FINAL RULES.

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 8/6/1996
Response: THE CG SUBMITTED PROPOSALS TO THE 25TH & 26TH SESSIONS OF THE STW SUBCOMMITTEE THAT ARPA TRAINING BE REQUIRED FOR NAVIGATIONAL WATCH OFFICERS SERVING ON SEAGOING SHIPS FITTED WITH ARPA. THE PROPOSALS WERE SUPPORTED. THE 1995 STCW AMENDMENTS INCLUDE AN APPROPRIATE REQUIREMENT. THE NPRM FOR IMPLEMENTING THE 1995 STCW AMENDMENTS UNDER U.S. REGULATIONS (CGD 95-062) PROPOSES THIS REQUIREMENT. CG IS ACTIVELY PURSUING THIS RECOMMENDATION AND REQUESTS THAT THE STATUS BE MAINTAINED AS OPEN--ACCEPTABLE ACTION.

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 5/26/1994
Response: RECOMMENDATION M-93-42 ASKED THE USCG TO REQUIRE THAT ALL LICENSED DECK OFFICERS WHO SERVE ON BOARD VESSELS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC RADAR PLOTTING AIDS (ARPA'S) BE CERTIFIED IN THEIR USE. M-93-43 ASKED THE USCG TO REQUIRE THAT ALL FIRST CLASS PILOTS WHO SERVE ON BOARD VESSELS EQUIPPED WITH ARPA'S BE KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE OPERATION OF ARPA SYSTEMS. BECAUSE THE USCG INTENDS TO INITIATE A REGULATORY INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS THESE TWO ISSUES, M-93-42 & -43 HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE," PENDING PUBLICATION OF THE FINAL RULES.

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 4/6/1994
Response: I CONCUR WITH THESE RECOMMENDATIONS (M-93-42 & -43). THE USCG IS CURRENTLY DRAFTING A SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF PROPOSE RULEMAKING (SNPRM) THAT WILL PROPOSE TO REQUIRE THAT ALL LICENSED DECK OFFICERS & PILOTS WHO SERVE ON BOARD VESSLS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC RADAR PLOTTING AIDS TO BE CERTIFIED IN THEIR USE. WE ANTICIPATE PUBLICATION OF THE SNPRM IN SEPTEMBER 1994. I WILL KEEP THE BOARD INFORMED OF OUR PROGRESS REGARDING THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.