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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-95-030
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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 NATIONAL MARINE ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION: IMMEDIATELY ADVISE MEMBER OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE ROYAL MAJESTY GROUNDING & URGE MEMBERS TO REVIEW THEIR PRODUCTS TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL SYSTEM & OPERATIONAL FAILURE MODES THAT MIGHT RESULT IN UNDETECTED CHANGES TO SYSTEM FUNCTIONALITY, INCLUDING CHANGES IN NMEA 0183 POSITION DATA VALIDITY. (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: 5/6/1996
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: National Marine Electronics Association (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: National Marine Electronics Association
To: NTSB
Date: 5/4/1998
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 5/11/98 2:57:01 PM MC# 980601

From: NTSB
To: National Marine Electronics Association
Date: 5/6/1996
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED WITH THE NMEA'S PROMPT ACTION TO DISSEMINATE THE RECOMMENDATION TO ALL OF ITS MEMBER COMPANIES & THAT THE NMEA WILL PUBLISH FURTHER INFO ON THIS MATTER IN THE NOV/DEC 1996 ISSUE OF ITS NEWSLETTER MARINE ELECTRONICS. THE BOARD WOULD APPRECIATE RECEIVING A COPY OF THIS ARTICLE WHEN IT IS PUBLISHED. BECAUSE THE NMEA HAS COMPLETED THE RECOMMENDED ACTION, M-95-30 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION." THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO MARINE SAFETY.

From: National Marine Electronics Association
To: NTSB
Date: 3/7/1996
Response: MET WITH MR. FRANK CASSIDY OF NMEA DURING THE MARINE DIVISION'S INTEGRATED BRIDGE FORUM. MR. CASSIDY PROVIDEDE COPIES OF A MEMO TO ITS MEMBERS THAT INCLUDED A COPY OF THE GREENSHEET FROM M-95-30, A LETTER FROM RAYTHEON ON GPS & WARNING ALARMS, & DRAFT NTSB MARINE FORUM OVERVIEW.