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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-036
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Synopsis: ABOUT 8:35 P.M. ON 12/3/94, AN ENGINERMAN FIRE OCCURRED ABOARD THE U.S. SMALL PASSENGER VESSEL ARGO COMMODORE WHILE ON A DINNER CRUISE IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY. ALL PASSENGER WERE SAFELY EVACUATED BY A USCG VESSEL & A PASSING YACHT; THERE WERE NO DEATHS OR INJURIES AMONG THE 41 PASSENGERS & 4 CREW MEMBERS.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE DOT: EXPEDITE THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED USCG REGULATIONS FOR SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS. (URGENT)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Marine
Location: Harbor, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA95MM014
Accident Reports:
Fire Aboard U.S. Small Passenger Vessel Argo Commodore
Report #: MAR-95-03
Accident Date: 12/3/1994
Issue Date: 11/24/1995
Date Closed: 3/12/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: DOT (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: DOT
To: NTSB
Date: 7/3/2001
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 07/11/2001 9:10:43 AM MC# 2010566

From: DOT
To: NTSB
Date: 6/26/1997
Response: EXPEDITE THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED USCG REGULATIONS FOR SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS.

From: NTSB
To: DOT
Date: 3/12/1997
Response: THE USCG PUBLICATION OF FINAL RULES ON 1/10/96, HAS SATISFIED THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION. ACCORDINGLY, M-95-36 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: DOT
To: NTSB
Date: 3/5/1996
Response: On January 10, 1996, the U.S. Coast Guard published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) in the Federal Register (pages 864-1012). That rule, which completely revises the regulations affecting small passenger vessels to accommodate the advanced technology, larger size, and increased passenger carrying capacity of the small passenger vessels built today. The Coast Guard published the rule as an IFR to allow the public an opportunity to comment on sections that have been substantially revised from the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published January 13, 1994. I concurred with the Coast Guard's decision to go with an IFR. The Coast Guard may revise the final rule in response to comments received. I understand that your staff has informed the Coast Guard staff that an interim final rule will not close Safety Recommendation M-95-36. Nonetheless, we wanted to provide this update and assure you that we will expedite development of a final rule once the IFR's comment period closes on May 10, 1996. The final rule will be furnished to the Board upon its completion.