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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-037
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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 USCG: DETERMINE THE ADEQUACY OF THE DESIGN & INSTALLATION OF FIXED FIREFIGHING SYSTEMS FITTED ABOARD EXISTING SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS REGARDLESS OF HULL MATERIALS, & REQUIRE THAT PLAN APPROVAL RECORDS FOR FIXED FIREFIGHTING SYSTEMS BE MAINTAINED FOR THE LIFE OF THE VESSELS. (URGENT)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable 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: USCG (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 3/12/1997
Response: THE BOARD IS DISAPPOINTED THAT THE USCG DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT PREPARATION, SUBMISSION, & APPROVAL OF PLANS FOR FIXED FIREFIGHTING SYSTEMS ON ALL EXISTING SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS IS JUSTIFIED Y THE PRECEIVED LEVEL OF RISK, & THAT SUCH A REGULATORY REQUIREMENT WOULD BE EXTREMELY BURDENSOME ON THE INDUSTRY & EXTREMELY TAXING ON USCG RESOURCES. BECAUSE THE USCG PLANS NO FURTHER ACTION ON THIS ISSUE, M-95-37 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--UNACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 6/26/1996
Response: DETERMINE THE ADEQUACY OF THE DESIGN & INSTALLATION OF FIXED FIREFIGHTING SYSTEMS FITTED ABOARD EXISTING SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS REGARDLESS OF HULL MATERIALS, & REQUIRE THAT PLAN APPROVAL RECORDS FOR FIXED FIREFIGHTING SYSTEMS BE MAINTAINED FOR THE LIFE OF THE VESSELS.