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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-93-044
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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: RECOMMEND TO THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION'S COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, AND WATCHKEEPING THAT DECK OFFICERS ON VESSELS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC RADAR PLOTTING AIDS BE REQUIRED TO BE CERTIFIED IN THEIR USE.
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 #: 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: 11/28/1994
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: USCG (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 5/21/1997
Response: RECOMMENDATION M-93-44 WAS CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION," ON 11/28/94. THIS DECISION WAS BASED ON INFORMATION IN THE CG'S 9/13/94, LETTER. THE BOARD APPRECIATES GETTING AN UPDATE OF THE ON-GOING IMO ACTION ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.

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. THESE 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.

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 11/28/1994
Response: BECAUSE THE USCG RECOMMENDED THAT ARPA CERTIFICATION BE INCLUDED AS A PART OF THE DECK LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, M-94-44 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 5/26/1994
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED THAT THE USCG MADE AN INITIAL PROPOSAL ON THE RECOMMENDED ACTION DURING THE 25TH SESSION OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, & WATCHKEEPING IN OCTOBER 1993. AS A RESULT OF THIS POSITIVE ACTION, M-93-044 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE." PENDING FINAL ACTION FINAL ACTION BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE. THE BOARD WOULD APPRECIATE BEING KEPT APPRISED OF THE STATUS OF THIS ISSUE AT THE IMO.

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 4/6/1994
Response: I CONCUR WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION. THE UNITED STATES MADE AN INITIAL PROPOSAL DURING THE 25TH SESSION OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, & WATCHKEEPING IN OCTOBER 1993. THE U.S. PROPOSED THAT THE EXISTING RADAR TRAINING RECOMMENDATION BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ARPA. I HAVE ENCLOSED THE U.S. PROPOSAL TO IMO AND I REQUEST THAT THIS RECOMMENDATION BE CLOSED.