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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-063
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Synopsis: ON 10/8/94, THE LIBERIAN TANKSHIP SEAL ISLAND WAS MOORED AT THE HESS OIL REFINERY IN ST. CROIX U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WHEN A FIRE ERUPTED IN THE ENGINEROOM. THREE CREWMEMBERS DIED & SIX OTHER CREWMEMBERS WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE FIRE. THE VESSEL'S ENGINEROOM, ACCOMODATIONS HOUSE, & PILOTHOUSE WERE DAMAGED SUCH THAT THE SEAL ISLAND WAS DECLARED "NO LONGER A USEFUL CARRIER" & ITS OWNER, THE SEAL ISLAND SHIPPING CORPORATION, HAD IT TOWED TO SPAIN WHERE IT WAS SOLD AS SCRAP FOR $12 MILLION.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERIES ASSOCIATION: INFORM MEMBER REFINERIES THAT OPERATE MARINE OIL TRANSFER FACILITIES OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE SEAL ISLAND ACCIDENT & STRESS THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL SHORESIDE HOSE CONNECTION AT THEIR FACILITIES.
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 #: DCA95MM001
Accident Reports:
Engineroom Fire on Board the Liberian Tankship Seal Island while Moored at the Amerada Hess Oil Terminal
Report #: MAR-95-04
Accident Date: 10/8/1994
Issue Date: 12/22/1995
Date Closed: 6/6/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers
Date: 6/6/1997
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED THAT THE NPRA INFORMED ITS MEMBERS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE SEAL ISLAND ACCIDENT IN THE 3/11/96, ISSUE OF NPRA'S UPDATE REPORT: DISCUSSED IT AT ITS FIRE & ACCIDENT PREVENTION COMMITTEE MEETING FEBRUARY 1996; & DISTRIBUTED THE BOARD'S REPORT TO 2,500 REGISTRANTS AT THE NPRA'S ANNUAL MEETING ON MARCH 17-19,1996. ACCORDINGLY, M-95-63 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers
To: NTSB
Date: 4/7/1997
Response: THE NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERIES ASSOCIATION INFORMED ITS MEMBERS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE NTSB ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REPORT IN ITS 3/11/96, ISSUE OF NPRA'S UPDATE REPORT & DISCUSSED IT AT ITS FIRE & ACCIDENT PREVENTION COMMITTEE MEETING IN FEBRUARY 1996, & DISTRIBUTED THE REPORT TO 2,500 REGISTRANTS AT THE NPRA'S ANNUAL MEETING ON MARCH 17-19, 1996.

From: NTSB
To: American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers
Date: 4/2/1997
Response: TO DATE, THE BOARD HAS RECEIVED NO CORRESPONDENCE FROM NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERIES ASSOCIATION. WE WOULD APPRECIATE BEING INFORMED ABOUT EFFORTS THAT HAVE BEEN OR ARE BEING MADE TO IMPLEMENT THESE SAFETY RECOMMENDATION.