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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-028
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Synopsis: ABOUT 2225, ON 6/10/95, THE PANAMANIAN PASSENGER SHIP ROYAL MAJESTY GROUNDED IN ABOUT 11 FEET OF WATER ON ROSE & CROWN SHOALS ABOUT 10 MILES EAST OF NANTUCKET ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS. THE VESSEL, WITH 1,509 PERSONS ON BOARD, WAS EN ROUTE FROM ST. GEORGES, BERMUDA, TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE GROUNDING OCCURRED IN AN AREA OF HARD SAND THAT CAUSED THE VESSEL TO BE TRIMMED ABOUT 10 FEET BY THE STERN & TO ASSUME A 3.5 DEGREES STARBOARD LIST. THE VESSEL'S ENGINEERING & HABITABILITY SYSTEMS, HOWEVER, REMAINED FULL OPERATIONAL.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF CRUISE LINES, THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF SHIPPING, THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MERCHANT SHIPPING, & THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT TANKER OWNERS: IMMEDIATELY ADVISE MEMBERS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE ROYAL MAJESTY GROUNDING & URGE THOSE MEMBERS THAT OPERATE WITH INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS TO REVIEW THE DESIGN OF THEIR INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS FOR POTENTIAL SYSTEM & OPERATIONAL FAILURE MODES THAT MIGHT RESULT IN UNDETECTED CHANGES TO THE AUTOPILOT FUNCTIONS. (URGENT)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Marine
Location: Atlantic Ocean, AO, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA95MM042
Accident Reports:
Grounding of the Panamanian Passenger Ship Royal Majesty on Rose and Crown Shoal
Report #: MAR-97-01
Accident Date: 6/10/1995
Issue Date: 8/9/1995
Date Closed: 12/12/1995
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American Institute of Merchant Shipping (Closed - Acceptable Action)
International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Closed - Acceptable Action)
International Chamber of Shipping (Closed - Acceptable Action)
International Council of Cruise Lines, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: International Chamber of Shipping
Date: 10/27/1995
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED WITH THE ICS'S PROMPT ACTION TO DISSEMINATE THE RECOMMENDATION TO ALL OF ITS MEMBER COMPANIES. CONSEQUENTLY, M-95-28 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: International Chamber of Shipping
To: NTSB
Date: 8/22/1995
Response: WE HAVE NOTED THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION ADDRESSED TO ICS & OTHERS CONCERNING THE DESIGN OF INTERGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS & I ATTACHED A COPY OF THE CIRCULAR LETTER BY WHICH WE HAVE BROUGHT THE RECOMMENDATION TO THE ADVICE OF OUR MEMBERS.

From: NTSB
To: International Association of Independent Tanker Owners
Date: 12/12/1995
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED THAT THE RECOMMENDATION WAS PUBLISHED IN INTERTANKO'S TANKER SAFETY CIRCULAR (NO. 165/1995). ADDITIONALLY, INTERTANKO POINTED OUT THAT ALL THOSE WHO OPERATE INTERGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS HOULD REVIEW THEM FOR POTENTIAL SYSTEM & OPERATIONAL FAILURE MODES. BECAUSE OF INTERTANKO'S PROMPT ACTION, M-95-28 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: International Association of Independent Tanker Owners
To: NTSB
Date: 11/7/1995
Response: IN SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF INTERTANKO'S TANKER SAFETY CIRCULAR (NO. 165/1995), ALL MEMBERS & ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF OUR ORGANIZATION HAD THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE GROUNDING OF THE ROYAL MAJESTY BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENTION. IN ADDITION, WE POINTED OUT THAT THE NTSB RECOMMENDED THAT ALL THOSE WHO OPERATE INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS SH0ULD REVIEW THEM FOR POTENTIAL SYSTEM & OPERATIONAL FAILURE MODES.

From: NTSB
To: International Council of Cruise Lines, Inc.
Date: 10/26/1995
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED WITH ICCL'S PROMPT ACTION TO DISSEMINATE THE RECOMMENDATION TO ALL OF ITS MEMBER COMPANIES. CONSEQUENTLY, M-95-28 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: International Council of Cruise Lines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 8/11/1995
Response: WE HAVEA RECEIVED A COPY OF YOUR URGENT ISSUED IN RESPONSE TO THE RECENT GROUNDING OF THE ROYAL MAJESTY. WE PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR RECOMMENDATION TO OUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THEIR REVIEW & CONSIDERATION.

From: NTSB
To: American Institute of Merchant Shipping
Date: 12/12/1995
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED WITH THE AIMS'S PROMPT ACTION IN DISSEMINATING THE RECOMMENDATION TO ALL OF ITS MEMBER COMPANIES. CONSEQUENTLY, M-95-28 HAS BEEN CLASSSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: American Institute of Merchant Shipping
To: NTSB
Date: 8/15/1995
Response: PLEASE BE ADVISED WE HAVE CIRCULATED THE RECOMMENDATION TO OUR MEMBERSHIP. WE APPRECIATE BEING ABLE TO ASSIST YOU IN DISSEMINATING THIS ADVICE TO THE MARITIME COMMUNITY.