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Each year the NSC provides feedback through FLASH articles regarding recurring deficiencies in electrical safety programs. The 2004 report is disappointing, as we seem to be repeating the same deficiencies as in previous years. We aren't fixing the problems!
The following are the three most common recurring deficiencies in the electrical area taken from surveys performed in 2004. Keep in mind that these are just a sample of a bigger picture of systemic problems within our submarine electrical safety programs.
1. Navigation lighting panel N-1.
Here is a dead horse revisited and the stench is worsening over time. Ninety percent of ships surveyed have …