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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-042
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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: VERIFY CREW COMPETENCE & COMPANY PREPLANNING FOR EMERGENCIES EITHER BY ROUTINELY WITNESSING EMERGENCY DRILLS AT EVERY ANNUAL INSPECTION OR BY SOME OTHER EFFECTIVE MEANS OF REGULATORY OVERSIGHT.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate 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 Alternate Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 3/12/1997
Response: THE NEW REQUIREMENTS AT 46 CFR 115.808, 115.810, 176.808 & 176.810 ALLOW MARINE INSPECTORS, WHILE CONDUCTING AN INSPECTION FOR CERTIFICATION, TO CONDUCT FIRE & BOAT DRILLS TO EVALUATE THE ABILITY OF THE VESSEL CREW. FURTHER, 46 CFR 122.524 & 185-524 FOR SUBCHAPTERS K & T, RESPECTIVELY, REQUIRE DRILLS & TRAINING THAT IS TO BE LOGGED. BECAUSE IT IS LOGGED, USCG INSPECTORS & VESSEL OWNERS CAN VERIFY THAT THE REQUIRED TRAINING HAS BEEN CONDUCTED, THEREBY SATISFYING THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION. ACCORDINGLY, M-95-42 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATE ACTION.:

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

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 6/26/1996
Response: VERIFY CREW COMPETENCE & COMPANY PREPLANNING FOR EMERGENCIES EITHER BY ROUTINELY WITNESSING EMERGENCY DRILLS AT EVERY ANNUAL INSPECTION OR BY SOME OTHER EFFECTIVE MEANS OF REGULATORY OVERSIGHT.