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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-93-045
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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 GANTT MARINE SERVICES, INC.: PROVIDE ALL COMPANY TOWBOATS WITH A SUITABLE COMPASS.
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: 2/14/1995
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Gantt Marine Services, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Gantt Marine Services, Inc.
Date: 2/14/1995
Response: THE BOARD ASKED THAT GANTT PROVIDE ALL COMPANY TOWBOATS WITH A SUITABLE COMPASS. ATHOUGH GANTT NO LONGER OPERATES TOWBOATS, THE BOARD IS PLEASED TO LEARN THAT SHORTLY AFTER 12/21/92, GANTT HAD INSTALLED CALIBRATED COMPASSES ABOARD ALL OF ITS VESSELS THEN IN SERVICE. THEREFORE M-93-45 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: Gantt Marine Services, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 12/7/1994
Response: MY HUMBLEST APOLOGIES FOR NOT RESPONDING SOONER CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATION OF HAVING CALIBRATED COMPASSES ABOARD ALL OF GANTT MARINE SERVICE'S VESSELS. WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE 21ST OF DECEMBER 1992 ALL OF OUR VESSEL'S WERE INDEED FITTED WITH APPROVED & CALIBRATED COMPASSES BY OUR MR. WENDELL DENNEY V.P. OPERATIONS. WE REGRET HOWEVER THAT ON 12/12/93 GANTT MARINE SERVICES CEASED OPERATING TOWBOATS. BECAUSE OF OUR UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT ON 12/21/92 INSURANCE COVERAGE NEARLY DOUBLED MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO OPERATE. WE HOPE THIS LETTER WILL CLEANUP YOUR FILES CONCERNING THE AFOREMENTIONED RECOMMENDATION.

From: NTSB
To: Gantt Marine Services, Inc.
Date: 11/23/1994
Response: OUR RECORDS SHOW THAT WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY RESPONSE FROM GANTT MARINE SERVICES REGARDING THE RECOMMENDED ACTION. WE WOULD APPRECIATE BEING INFORMED ON THE ACTION THAT HAS BEEN OR IS BEING MADE TO IMPLEMENT THIS RECOMMENDATION. A COPY OF OUR 1/21/94, LETTER IS ENCLOSED FOR YOUR INFO.

From: Gantt Marine Services, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 10/17/1994
Response: NO RESPONSE RECEIVED TO DATE.