Discusses the sinking of the amphibious passenger vehicle AiMiss MajesticAi during an excursion tour of Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, AR, on May 1, 1999. Of the 21 people on board, 13 passengers, incl. 3 children, died. The investigation identified these safety issues: vehicle maint., Coast Guard inspections, and inspection guidance, reserve buoyancy, and survivability. The author investigated two other accidents involving amphibious passenger vehicles, which are included here: (1) the Sept. 18, 2000, sinking of the Minnow, a 21-foot-long Alvis Stalwart-type amphibious passenger vehicle in the Milwaukee, WI, harbor; (2) the Dec. 8, 2001, sinking of the DUKW No. 1, a 33-foot-long amphibious passenger vehicle, in Lake Union, in Seattle, WA.Vehicle Maintenance According to the senior mechanic, the daily maintenance practice was for the mechanics to ... With the exception of routine oil and seasonal antifreeze changes and periodic lubrication of joints, the maintenance ... The company also had no preventive maintenance schedule for the Higgins pump.
|Title||:||Sinking of the Amphibious Passenger Vehicle, Miss Majestic, Lake Hamilton, Near Hot Springs, Arkansas, May 1 1999|
|Author||:||Marion C. Blakely|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-11|