NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB LAUNCHES TO FISHING VESSEL ACCIDENT IN CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY

March 25, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to participate with the U.S. Coast Guard in the investigation of a fishing vessel accident in Cape May, New Jersey. 

Marine investigator Michael Karr is leading the NTSB team and is accompanied by a naval architect and a marine engineer. 

On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the US F/V Lady Mary, a 71-foot, 105 gross tons vessel, sank 65 miles southeast of Cape May, New Jersey.  Three of the seven persons aboard the vessel were located.  As part of its investigation, the Safety Board will interview the one survivor.  Four persons are still missing. 

NTSB Media Contact:
Terry N. Williams
202-314-6100
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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