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Safety Recommendation M-97-008
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Synopsis: ON 6/10/95, THE PANAMANIAN PASSENGER SHIP ROYAL MAJESTY GROUNDED ON ROSE CROWN SHOAL ABOUT 10 MILES EAST OF NANTUCKET ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, & ABOUT 17 MILES FROM WHERE THE WATCH OFFICERS THOUGHT THE VESSEL WAS. THE VESSEL, WITH 1,509 PERSONS ON BOARD, WAS EN ROUTE FROM ST. GEORGE'S, BERMUDA, TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. THERE WERE NO DEATHS OR INJURIES AS A RESULT OF THIS ACCIDENT. DAMAGE TO THE VESSEL & LOST REVENUE, HOWEVER, WERE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT $7 MILLION.
Recommendation: THE NTSB REITERATES RECOMMENDATIONS M-93-18 & -19 & RECOMMENDS THAT THE USCG: PROPOSE TO THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION THAT A PROVISION BE INCLUDED IN THE PERFORMANCE STANDARD FOR INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS THAT WOULD REQUIRE THAT A COMPETENT INDEPENDENT AUTHORITY INSPECT & CERTIFY THE NAVIGATION BRIDGE OF EACH COMMERCIAL VESSEL EQUIPPED WITH AN INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEM WHEN THE SYSTEM IS INSTALLED & THROUGHOUT ITS LIFE.
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: 4/10/1997
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 is aware from previous correspondence that the Coast Guard worked with the IMO for adoption of performance standards for integrated bridge systems as Resolution MSC.64(67), and is pleased to now learn that the Coast Guard also worked with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to develop an integrated bridge system testing standard that requires, at paragraph 4.5, of the IEC standard, that "the IBS shall be designed, developed, produced, installed, and serviced by companies certified to ISO 9001 or ISO 9002, as applicable." Accordingly, Safety Recommendation M-97-8 is classified "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 7/31/2000
Response: We have participated in the International Electrotechnical Commission's development of an integrated bridge system testing standard as discussed in our last response. That standard (IEC 61209) has been finalized and requires at paragraph 4.5 that "the IBS shall be designed, developed, produced, installed, and serviced by companies certified to ISO 9001 or ISO 9002, as applicable."

From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 4/20/1999
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED TO LEARN THAT, IN ADDITION TO THE IMO'S ADOPTION OF PERFORMANCE STANDARDS IN RESOLUTION MSC.64(67), THAT OPERATION AND TESTING STANDARDS, DEVELOPED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION (IEC), TECHNICAL COMMITTEE 80 (TC 80), FOR INTEGRATED SYSTEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE MSC. ACCORDINGLY, PENDING FURTHER RESPONSE FROM THE COAST GUARD ON THE STATUS OF THE RECOMMENDED ACTION, M-97-8 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 11/6/1998
Response: WE CONCUR WITH THE INTEREST OF THIS RECOMMENDATION. THE IMO ADOPTED PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS AS RESOLUTION MSC.64(67) ON 12/4/96. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ADOPTION AT THE 70TH SESSION OF THE MSC IN DECEMBER, 1998. THE COAST GUARD BELIEVES THAT THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION IS ACTUALLY TO ADDRESS THE STANDARDS FOR INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEMS, AND THE ACTUAL REQUIREMENT WOULD MOST LOGICALLY RESIDE IN THE INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEMS TESTING STANDARDS BEING DEVELOPED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION, TECHNICAL COMMITTEE 80 (TC 80), RATHER THAN IN THE IMO PERFORMANCE STANDARD. WORKING GROUP 10 OF TC-80 IS DEVELOPING THE INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEMS TESTING STANDARD, AND THE COAST GUARD WILL PROPOSE AT ITS NEXT MEETING THAT THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION BE INCLUDED. WE WILL ADVISE THE BOARD WHEN OUR ACTION ON THIS RECOMMENDATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

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