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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-93-046
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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 RECOMMENDS THAT THE AMERICAN WATERWAY OPERATORS, INC.: RECOMMEND THAT MEMBER COMPANIES OPERATING TUGS AND TOWBOATS ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES EQUIP THEIR VESSELS WITH SUITABLE COMPASSES.
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: 5/3/1994
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American Waterways Operators (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: American Waterways Operators
Date: 5/3/1994
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED THAT THE AWO REITERATED THE RECOMMENDATION IN ITS TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF H.R. 3282, PUBLISHED A SYNOPSIS OF THE ACCIDENT REPORT, & SUPPORTED ADOPTION OF THE RECOMMENDATION. THE BOARD CONCURS WITH THE AWO THAT IN SOME AREAS OF THE WESTERN RIVERS OTHER MEANS, SUCH AS SWING METERS, MAY BE MORE APPROPRIATE IN DETERMINING CHANGES IN THE LOCATION OF A TOW BETWEEN RIVERBANKS. BECAUSE OF THE AWO'S SUPPORT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION & IN CONSIDERATION OF THE AWO EFFORTS TO IMPROVE TOWING VESSEL SAFETY, M-93-46 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: American Waterways Operators
To: NTSB
Date: 3/14/1994
Response: