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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-038
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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: AMEND THE REGULATORY PROPOSAL FOR RETROFITING SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS WITH FIXED FIREFIGHTING SYSTEMS TO ALSO INCLUDE VESSELS WHOSE DECKS & SUPERSTRUCTURES ARE CONSTRUCTED OF WOOD OR FIBERGLASS-REINFORCED PLASTIC. (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: USCG (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 3/12/1997
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED THAT ALL NEW SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS WILL BE REQUIRED TO INSTALL FIXED FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NEW 46 CFR 118.115 & 181.400 REGARDLESS OF HULL, BULKHEAD, OR DECKING MATERIAL, & EXISTING VESSELS WITH A HULL OR MACHINERY SPACE BOUNDARY BULKHEAD OR DECK COMPOSED OF WOOD OR FIBERGLASS-REINFORCE PLASTIC WILL BE REQUIRED TO INSTALL A FIXED FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM. ACCORDINGLY M-95-38 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 6/26/1996
Response: AMEND THE REGULATORY PROPOSAL FOR RETROFITTING SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS WITH FIXED FIREFIGHTING SYSTEMS TO ALSO INCLUDE VESSELS WHOSE DECKS & SUPERSTRUCTURES ARE CONSTRUCTED OF WOOD OR FIBERGLASS-REINFORCE PLASTIC.