NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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US DISTRICT COURT ORDERS FERRY CAPTAIN TO APPEAR BEFORE NTSB

November 5, 2003

This afternoon, United States District Court Judge Frederic Block enforced NTSB's subpoena and ordered Michael Gansas, the master of the M/V Andrew J. Barberi, to appear tomorrow for an NTSB interview.

"We are gratified by the Court's decision today," said NTSB Chairman Ellen G. Engleman. "We are aggressively pursuing safety and using every tool at our disposal. We will continue to ensure a complete and thorough investigation. I also want to personally thank the United States Attorney's Office in Brooklyn for their prompt and able assistance."

NTSB began investigating the tragic accident involving the Staten Island ferry, Andrew J. Barberi, within hours after it struck a pier, killing 10 passengers, and injuring 70 others.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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