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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-040
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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: ESTABLISH MANDATORY STANDARDS FOR QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING OF CREWMEMBERS ABOARD SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS.
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): Training and Education, Small Passenger Vessels

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 3/12/1997
Response: THE NEW REGULATIONS AT 46 CFR 122.420, 122.520, 122.524, 185.420, 185.520, & 122.524 ARE ONLY DUTY REQUIREMENTS & NOT QUALIFICATION STANDARDS AS WAS REQUESTED. WITHOUT ANY PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION OR PERFORMANCE STANDARD, THERE IS NOT MECHANISM TO DETERMINE IF A CREWMEMBER IS ACTUALLY TRAINED & READY TO RESPOND TO AN EMERGENCY. CONSEQUENTLY, BECAUSE THESE ARE FINAL RULES, M-95-040 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--UNACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 8/6/1996
Response:

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 6/26/1996
Response: ESTABLISH MANDATORY STANDARDS FOR QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING OF CREWMEMBERS ABOARD SMALL PASSENGER VESSELS.