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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-053
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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 COMMODORE DINING CRUISES, INC.: STOW LIFE PRESERVERS SO THAT THEY CAN BE EASILY RETRIEVED & DONNED IN 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-95-53 ASKED THAT THE COMMODORE STOW LIFE PRESERVERS (PFDS) SO THAT THEY CAN BE EASILY RETRIEVED & DONNED IN THE EMERGENCY. BECAUSE COMMODORE HAS CEASED CLOSING THE SNAPS ON PFDS, WHICH CAUSED DIFFICULTY FOR THE PASSENGERS OF THE ARGO COMMODORE ON 12/4/94, M-95-53 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: Commodore Cruise Line
To: NTSB
Date: 8/2/1996
Response: IN MY JUDGMENT, ALL OF OUR JACKETS ON ALL YACHTS ARE EASILY RETRIEVED & DONNED. WE HAVE CEASED CLOSING THE SNAPS, OWING TO THE DIFFICULTY THE PASSENGERS OF THE ARGO HAD ON 12/2/94