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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation M-97-021
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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 RECOMMENDS THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF CRUISE LINES: RECOMMEND THAT ITS MEMBERS PROVIDE INITIAL & RECURRENT FORMAL TRAINING ON ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL INFO, EQUIPMENT FUNCTIONS, & SYSTEM OPERATING PROCEDURES TO ALL BRIDGE WATCHSTANDING PERSONNEL ON THEIR SHIPS THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Reconsidered
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: 3/21/2000
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: International Council of Cruise Lines, Inc. (Closed - Reconsidered)
Keyword(s): Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: International Council of Cruise Lines, Inc.
Date: 3/21/2000
Response: WHILE THE ICCL DID NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HOW IT RECOMMENDED, ENCOURAGED, OR ADVISED ITS MEMBERS AS REQUESTED, THE SAFETY BOARD UNDERSTANDS THAT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE DISCUSSED AND REVIEWED IN DETAIL AT THE ICCL'S TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING IN JULY 1999. THE SAFETY BOARD NOTES THAT MEMBER COMPANIES HAVE IMPLEMENTED SOME OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS. AS STATED IN OUR 2/18/99, LETTER, AND AS DISCUSSED AT THE SAFETY BOARD/ICCL MEETING THIS PAST FALL, THE SAFETY BOARD UNDERSTANDS THAT THE ICCL DOES NOT MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ITS MEMBERSHIP. THEREFORE, THE SAFETY BOARD WILL ADDRESS FUTURE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE INDIVIDUAL CRUISE SHIP COMPANIES THAT ARE AFFECTED. ACCORDINGLY, M-97-21 THROUGH -26, -37, -38, -56, AND -57 AND M-98-66 HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--RECONSIDERED." FURTHER, SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS BEING CLOSED BY THIS LETTER MAY BE REISSUED DIRECTLY TO THE CRUISE LINE COMPANIES.

From: International Council of Cruise Lines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 10/11/1999
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 10/14/1999 1:42:09 PM MC# 991141 WE ARE RESPONDING TO YOUR LETTER OF 3/30/99 IN WHICH THE NTSB REQUESTS AN UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ARE CLASSIFIED IN AN "OPEN" STATUS. AS YOU KNOW, ICCL IS THE INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION WHICH DEALS WITH SAFETY MATTERS. WE HAVE AN ACTIVE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MADE UP OF SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS ON A WIDE RANGE OF ENGINEERING, OPERATIONAL AND TECHNICAL DISCIPLINES. IN ADDITION, ICCL IS AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT AT THE IMO COMMITTEES AND SUBCOMMITTEES THAT DEAL WITH MARITIME SAFETY. WE WERE GRANTED FORMAL CONSULTATIVE STATUS AT IMO AS AN INTERATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION IN 1993. YOUR LETTER AND EACH OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE DISCUSSED AND REVIEWED IN DETAIL AT ICCL'S TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING IN JULY 1999. THE COMMENTS BELOW REPRESENT THE INDUSTRY RESPONSE AND OUR MEMBERS' INPUT ON EACH OF THE NTSB RECOMMENDATIONS LISTED. ICC MEMBER LINES PROVIDE INITIAL AND RECURRENT FORMAL TRAINING TO THEIR BRIDGE PERSONNEL THROUGH "IN-HOUSE" INITIAL TRAINING/FAMILIARIZATION PROGRAMS AND RECOGNIZED SHORESIDE CREW TRAINING FACILITIES SUCH AS THE STAR CENTER IN DANIA, FL AND MARINE SAFETY IN ROTTERDAM. ICCL MEMBER VESSELS COMPLY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) REQUIREMENTS FOR CREW TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION. THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING (STCW), SETS THE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR THE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION OF CREW MEMBERS ONBOARD ALL VESSELS ENGAGED IN INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES. FURTHER, INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT CODE (ISM) CERTIFY ALL ICCL MEMBER LINES. THIS SYSTEM ENSURES THAT THE TRAINING, WATCH STANDING PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCEPTED INTERNATIONAL MARITIME PRACTICES.

From: International Council of Cruise Lines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 5/5/1997
Response: