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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-96-011
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Synopsis: ON 8/21/94, A DISABLED 18-FOOT QUESTAR MOTOR BOAT WITH THE VESSEL'S OWNER & ONE PASSENGER ABOARD CAPSIZED WHILE BEING TOWED BY THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY VESSEL PUPPET IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF SHELTER ISLAND, LYNN CANAL, NEAR JUNEAU, ALASKA. THE QUESTAR'S OWNER, WHO WAS MILDLY DISABLED, WAS TRAPPED INSIDE THE VESSEL'S CABIN & WAS DROWNED. THE PASSENGER WAS NOT INJURED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE USCG: IMPROVE STATION JUNEAU'S RECEPTION CAPABILITY COMMENSURATE WITH ITS TACTICAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE MISSION AREA.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Marine
Location: Bays and Sounds, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA95MM032
Accident Reports:
Capsizing of Questar Motorboat and Drowning of Operator South of Shelter Island
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Report #: MAR-96-01-SUM
Accident Date: 8/21/1994
Issue Date: 12/6/1996
Date Closed: 7/25/2001
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: USCG (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 7/25/2001
Response: The Safety Board understands that upgrades to the radio sites for Station Juneau and for Southeast Alaska were completed in 1998, resulting in enhanced radio reception capability in the area. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation M-96-11 is classified "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 7/31/2000
Response: The Coast Guard completed its upgrades to the radio sites for Station Juneau and for Southeast Alaska in 1998. As a result, radio reception capability in the area has been greatly enhanced.

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 7/14/1998
Response: NTSB REQUESTED A FOLLOWUP.

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 9/11/1997
Response: THE BOARD UNDERSTANDS THAT THE USCG PLANS TO UPGRADE TWO PRIMARY RADIO SITES IN STATION JUNEAU'S AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY IN 1997 & PLANS TO UPGRADE ADDITIONAL RADIO SITES IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA IN 1997 & 1998. PENDING COMPLETION OF THE UPGRADE, M-96-11 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE." THE BOARD REQUESTS THAT IT BE KEPT INFORMED OF THE PROGRESS ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 5/9/1997
Response: WE CONCUR WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION. SEVENTEENTH USCG DISTRICT VHF-FM UPGRADE PROJECT HAS SLATED TWO PRIMARY RADIO SITES IN STATION JUNEAU'S AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY FR UPGRADE IN 1997. ADDITIONAL RADIO SITES IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA WILL ALSO BE UPGRADED IN 1997 & 1998. THESE UPGRADES WILL PROVIDE MUCH IMPROVED COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA. WE WILL KEEP THE BOARD INFORMED OF OUR PROGRESS ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.