Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-052
Details
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 COMMODORE DINING CRUISES, INC.: PROVIDE PASSENGERS AT DEPARTURE WITH SAFETY ORIENTATIONS THAT INCLUDE THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED DURING AN EMERGENCY.
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: 12/13/1996
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Commodore Cruise Line (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Commodore Cruise Line
Date: 12/13/1996
Response: M-95-52 ASKED THAT COMMODORE PROVIDE PASSENGERS, AT DEPARTURE, WITH SAFETY ORIENTATIONS THAT INCLUDE THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED DURING AN EMERGENCY. BECAUSE COMMODORE IS NOW PROVIDING PASSENGERS, AT DEPARTURE, SAFETY ORIENTATIONS THAT INCLUDE THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED DURING AN EMERGENCY, INCLUDING A DEMONSTRATION OF DONNING OF LIFE JACKETS WHILE THE SAFETY TAPE IS PLAYING, MUCH AS THE AIRLINES DO, M-95-52 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: Commodore Cruise Line
To: NTSB
Date: 8/2/1996
Response: THIS PROCEDURE WAS STARTED IN EARLY 1994 & CONTINUES. WE HAVE JUST BEGUN HAVING CREW MEMBERS DEMONSTRATE THE DONNING OF LIFE JACKETS WHILE THE SAFETY TAPE IS PLAYING, MUCH AS THE AIRLINES DO.