Three Missing After RoRo Sinks After Collision With Chemical Tanker
TOKYO, May 28 (Reuters) – Japanese coast guard ships and aircraft were searching on Friday for three missing crew of a cargo ship that capsized and sank after a collision with a...
Earlier today, the National Transportation Safety Board released its final report on the allision of the M/V Cosco Busan with the Delta Tower of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge on November 7, 2007, resulting in the release of 53,500 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay.
The final report reflected sentiments expressed at the NTSB’s hearing on the accident in February as well as opinions reflected here on gCaptain. This included determination of probable cause, in which the Safety Board cited three factors:
Contributing to the cause of the accident, the Board cited:
As a result of the investigation, the Safety Board made the following safety recommendations.
To the U.S. Coast Guard:
To Fleet Management Ltd.:
To the American Pilots’ Association:
Previously Issued Recommendations Reclassified in The Report
To the U.S. Coast Guard:
Revise regulation 46 CFR 10.709 to require that the results of all physical examinations be reported to the Coast Guard, and provide guidance to mariners, employers, and mariner medical examiners on the specific actions required to comply with these regulations.
Safety Recommendation M-05-4, previously classified “Open—Acceptable Response,” is reclassified “Closed—Acceptable Alternate Action” in the “Coast Guard Medical Oversight of Mariners” section of the report.
In formal consultation with experts in the field of occupational medicine, review your medical oversight process and take actions to address, at a minimum, the lack of tracking of performed examinations; the potential for inconsistent interpretations and evaluations between medical practitioners; deficiencies in the system of storing medical data; the absence of requirements for mariners or others to report changes in medical condition between examinations; and the limited ability of the Coast Guard to review medical evaluations made by personal health care providers.
Safety Recommendation M-05-5, previously classified “Open—Acceptable Response,” is reclassified “Closed—Acceptable Action—Superseded” in the “Coast Guard Medical Oversight of Mariners” section of the report.
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