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Re: NTSB CONCEPTION HEARING - THIS TUESDAY @ 10AM


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Posted by Erik on October 21, 2020 at 00:52:35:

In Reply to: NTSB CONCEPTION HEARING - THIS TUESDAY @ 10AM posted by Ken Kurtis on October 19, 2020 at 11:17:12:

I watched the whole hearing thanks to Kens notice.
Never watched a hearing by the NTSB and it was a learning experience.
Sad the captain gave no insight into the investigation because he were targeted as a possible criminal.
The findings of putting in linked smoke alarms in the 3 levels, having a roving watchmen, even when boarding the night before are cheap and no brainers.
The NTSB did not say it but fire proof charging cabinet vented to the outside should not cost a lot.
Their suggestion that the 2 escape hatches lead to different spaces is going to be a stretch but should be done. No ladders allowed so steps are needed. They pretty much wrote off the Visions escape route as unusable even if it led to safety.
They tied the US Coast Guard into being one of the slackers that kill those divers. Roving watchmen has been in their books for 150 years and no proof of said roving has been asked in decades. I know in the old days guards at where I work they carried around a drum with a clock installed with a roll of paper and they had to travel the whole company grounds to a guard station that had a special indent key that made a stamp/time on the roll to prove he had been to all locations. It can be proven he did the rounds if you try. A cell phone app with those bar codes at locations would be possible.
They did make a revision at the hearing that stated if it was a Lithium ion battery fire the roving watchmen still might not had foiled the slaughter.
Nothing has to change unless the government makes the changes. They noted the Coast Guard is sitting on a safety "to do list" with most action being months and years sitting in the "in file" waiting to be acted on.
They differently paint the Guard in a bad light.



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