NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB SENDS TEAM TO INVESTIGATE CRUISE SHIP STEERING INCIDENT

July 19, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a three-member team to Port Canaveral, Florida, joining representatives from the United States Coast Guard as the preliminary investigation into yesterday's steering incident involving the MS Crown Princess cruise ship begins. The MS Crown Princess is a Bermuda flagged vessel. It experienced a hard roll reportedly injuring a number of passengers. The incident occurred about 11 miles southeast of Port Canaveral where the vessel is now docked.

The Investigator-in-Charge is Tom Roth-Roffy. The team arrived on scene early today.

NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100
hollowk@ntsb.gov  

 

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.