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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-93-048
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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 HARRIS COUNTY BOARD OF PILOT COMMISSIONERS: ENCOURAGE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSTON PILOTS TO BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE OPERATION OF AUTOMATIC RADAR PLOTTING AIDS.
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: 2/19/1999
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: State of Texas, County of Harris, Board of Pilot Commissioners (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, County of Harris, Board of Pilot Commissioners
Date: 2/19/1999
Response: M-93-48 REQUESTED THAT THE HARRIS COUNTY BOARD OF PILOT COMMISSIONERS ENCOURAGE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSTON PILOTS TO BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE OPERATION OF AUTOMATIC RADAR PLOTTING AIDS (ARPA). BECAUSE ARPA TRAINING IS ENCOURAGED FOR ALL PILOTS AND REQUIRED FOR ALL DEPUTY PILOTS, M-93-48 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: State of Texas, County of Harris, Board of Pilot Commissioners
To: NTSB
Date: 12/8/1998
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 12/28/1998 3:08:56 PM MC# 981460 YOUR RECENT LETTER CONCERNING NTSB RECOMMENDATIONS M-93-47 AND -48 TO CHAIRMAN NED HOLMES OF THE HARRIS COUNTY BOARD OF PILOT COMMISSIONERS HAS BEEN DIRECTED TO ME FOR RESPONSE. FIRST, LET ME APOLOGIZE FOR THE LACK OF RESPONSE TO YOUR PREVIOUS INQUIRIES. I REALLY DON'T HAVE AN EXPLANATION BUT I ASSURE YOU THAT IT WAS NOT INTENTIONAL. I FURTHER ASSURE YOU THAT NO EFFORT WILL BE SPARED IN THE FUTURE TO ASSURE PROMPT ATTENTION AND TIMELY RESPONSES TO NTSB RECOMMENDATIONS. THE FOLLOWING IS PROVIDED CONCERNING YOUR PREVIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS. M-93-47 - FOLLOWING DISCUSSIONS WITH THE PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY, PILOT BOARD INVESTIGATION AND RECOMMENDATION COMMITTEE, THE PILOTS' ASSOCIATION INTIATED BRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR ALL MEMBERS AND ALL BUT SIX HAVE RECEIVED THE TRAINING. M-93-48 - ARPA TRAINING IS REQUIRED FOR ALL DEPUTY PILOTS AND ENCOURAGED FOR ALL OTHERS.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, County of Harris, Board of Pilot Commissioners
Date: 10/21/1998
Response: ON 4/8/97, & AGAIN ON 4/17/98, THE BOARD REQUESTED INFO FROM YOU CONCERNING ACTION TAKEN OR CONTEMPLATED WITH REGARD TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS. ON 4/25/97, YOU ACKNOWLEDGED RECEIVING OR FIRST INQUIRY. TO DATE, WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM YOU AGAIN. BECAUSE THE HARRIS COUNTY BOARD OF PILOT COMMISSIONERS HAS NOT RESPONDED TO THE BOARD ABOUT THE STATUS OF M-93-47 & -48, THESE RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--UNACCEPTABLE ACTION, NO RESPONSE RECEIVED." SHOULD THE BOARD RECEIVE ANY INFO FROM HARRIS COUNTY BOARD OF PILOT COMMISSIONERS CONCERNING THESE RECOMMENDATIONS, WE WILL GIVE FULL CONSIDERATION TO AMENDING THEIR CLASSIFICATIONS.

From: State of Texas, County of Harris, Board of Pilot Commissioners
To: NTSB
Date: 8/18/1998
Response: NO RESPONSE TO 3 INQUIRIES.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, County of Harris, Board of Pilot Commissioners
Date: 3/17/1998
Response: ON 4/8/9, THE BOARD ASKED ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS. ON APRIL 25, YOU ACKNOWLEDGED RECEIVING OUR INQUIRY. TO DATE, WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM YOU AGAIN. WE WOULD APPRECIATE BEING INFORMED ABOUT EFFORTS THAT HAVE BEEN OR ARE BEING MADE TO IMPLEMENT THE RECOMMENDATIONS. COPIES OF OUR 1/21/94, & 4/8/97, & 4/25/97, CORRESPONDENCE ARE ENCLOSED.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, County of Harris, Board of Pilot Commissioners
Date: 3/3/1998
Response: STILL NO RESPONSE FROM THE HARRIS CO. PILOTS ON ACTION TAKEN TO IMPLEMENT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.

From: State of Texas, County of Harris, Board of Pilot Commissioners
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/1997
Response: HARRIS CO. PILOTS ACKNOWLEDGE OUR INQUIRY.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas, County of Harris, Board of Pilot Commissioners
Date: 4/8/1997
Response: TO DATE, THE BOARD HAS RECEIVED NO CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE HARRIS COUNTY BOARD PILOT COMMISSIONERS. WE WOULD APPRECIATE BEING INFORMED ABOUT EFFORTS THAT HAVE BEEN OR ARE BEING MADE TO IMPLEMENT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.