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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-97-009
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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: CONTINUE ITS RESEARCH ON SHIPBOARD AUTOMATION, FOCUSING ON WATCH OFFICERS' MONITORING & DECISIONMAKING ABOARD SHIPS WITH AUTOMATED INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable 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: 4/20/1999
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: USCG (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USCG
Date: 4/20/1999
Response: THE SAFETY BOARD RECOGNIZES THE COAST GUARD'S PART IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION OF INEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS THAT WERE ADOPTED BY THE IMO AS RESOLUTION MSC.64(67) AND IN THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, WHILE THIS WORK DID TAKE INTO ACCOUNT SOME MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE CONSIDERATIONS, IT DID NOT FOCUS ON THE WATCH OFFICER'S MONITORING AND DECISIONMAKING ABOARD SHIPS EQIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC BRIDGE SYSTEMS AS REQUESTED. ACCORDINGLY, BECAUSE THIS EFFOT IS NOT RESPONSIVE TO THE RECOMMENDATION, AND THE COAST GUARD PLANS NO FURTHER ACTION, M-97-9 HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--UNACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: USCG
To: NTSB
Date: 11/6/1998
Response: WE CONCUR WITH THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION. RESEARCH CONDUCTED FROM 1990 TO 1996 WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR BOTH INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS AND INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEMS. INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS WERE ADOPTED BY THE IMO 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. ACCORDINGLY, WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT ADDITIONAL RESEARCH FOCUSING ON THESE SYSTEMS IS APPROPRIATE AT THIS TIME. WE WILL CONSIDER CONDUCTING ADDITIONAL RESEARCH IN THE FUTURE IF A DEMONSTRATED NEED ARISES. THE COAST GUARD PLANS NO FURTHER ACTION ON THIS RECOMMENDATION AT THIS TIME AND REQUESTS THAT IT BE CLOSED.

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