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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-96-019
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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: DISSEMINATE A COPY OF THIS REPORT TO ALL USCG AUXILIARY PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN SEARCH & RESCUE MISSIONS.
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: 2/4/2002
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: USCG (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 2/4/2002
Response: The Safety Board is aware that, in August 1999, the Coast Guard posted the report of the Questar accident on the Coast Guard Auxiliary's Web site, thereby making it available to auxiliary personnel involved in search and rescue missions. In its April 3, 2001, letter, the Coast Guard stated its intent to publish a follow-up article on the circumstances and lessons learned from the 1994 Questar accident, either in the On Scene magazine when its publication resumes, or in some other suitable forum. Accordingly, pending publication of the article by the Coast Guard, Safety Recommendation M-96-18 remains classified "Open--Acceptable Response" However, this action is an effective means of satisfying recommendation M-96-19. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation M-96-19 is classified "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 4/3/2001
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 04/12/2001 5:14:03 PM MC# 2010311 A copy of the report was published on the Coast Guard Auxiliary's web site in August 1999, making it available to all Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel involved in search and rescue missions. Our actions on this recommendation are complete and we request that it be assigned a status of "Closed - Acceptable Action."

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 3/16/2001
Response: The Safety Board is continuing to review its safety recommendation files to identify recommendations for which there has been no correspondence for an extended period of time. Our review indicates that currently, 79 safety recommendations that have been issued to the Coast Guard are being held in an "Open" status; no information was provided in the Coast Guard’s July 31, 2000, letter regarding these recommendations. In some cases, action on these 78 recommendations has not been reported for some time; for recommendations issued in 2000, there has been no response at all to the original recommendation letter. Enclosed is a list of these safety recommendations.

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

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 9/11/1997
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED THAT THE USCG CONCURS WITH THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION. THEREFORE, PENDING RESPONSE FROM THE USCG THAT THE REPORT HAS BEEN DISSEMINATED AS REQUESTED, M-96-19 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 5/9/1997
Response: WE CONCUR WITH THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION. THE ACTIONS FOR M-96-017 & M-96-018 SHOULD SATISFY THE INTENTION OF THE RECOMMENDATIO TO DISTRIBUTE THE INFO ABOUT THIS CASE. WE REQUEST THAT THE STATUS OF THIS RECOMMENDATION BE CHANGED TO "CLOSED ACCEPTABLE ACTION."