NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB LAUNCHES GO-TEAM TO MARINE ACCIDENT IN FLORIDA; 3 PM MEDIA BRIEFING TO BE HELD

April 13, 2009

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to yesterday's marine accident in Ponte Vedra, Florida. 

At approximately 6:30 pm (EDT), a 22-foot pleasure craft struck a moored workboat at mile marker 195 of the intercoastal waterway.  Multiple fatalities and injuries have been reported.

Senior Marine Investigator Tom Roth-Roffy is the Investigator-in-Charge and will lead the team of three investigators.  NTSB Board Member Deborah A.P. Hersman is accompanying the team and will serve as the on-scene spokesman.  A representative from the NTSB's Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance is accompanying the team and Peter Knudson will be the on-scene Press Officer.  He can be reached on his cell phone at (202) 557-1350.

The NTSB is cooperating with Florida State Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement investigators.

The Safety Board will hold a media briefing today at 3:00 pm (EDT) at the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Administration Building, 14201 Pecan Park Road, 2nd Floor Training room. Member Hersman will provide remarks.
 

NTSB Media Contact:Peter Knudson (in Florida) (202) 557-1350
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov
Public Affairs Office in Washington, DC
(202) 314-6100

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.