NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB To Hold Public Meeting July 24: Nieuw Amsterdam Passenger Vessel Fire, And Amtrak Derailment In Arlington, TX

July 19, 2001

Washington DC - The National Transportation Safety Board holds a public Board meeting Tuesday, July 24 at 9:30 a.m., at its Board Room and Conference Center, 426 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. There are two items on the agenda:

Marine accident brief report: Accident brief report on the investigation of a fire on board the passenger vessel Nieuw Amsterdam, May 23, 2000. There were no fatalities. As a result of the fire the ship suffered $360,000 of property damage. Press Officer: Lauren Peduzzi

Railroad accident report: Derailment of Amtrak passenger train in Arlington, TX, December 20, 1998. Twelve passengers and 10 employees were injured. Damages were estimated at approximately $1.4 million. Press Officer: Paul Schlamm

Directions to Board Room: Front door located on Lower 10th Street, directly below L'Enfant Plaza. From Metro, exit L'Enfant Plaza station at 9th and D Streets escalator, walk through shopping mall, at CVS store take escalator down one level. Board Room will be to your left.

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