NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE STATEN ISLAND FERRY ACCIDENT

May 8, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to today's marine accident in Staten Island, New York. At approximately 9:22 a.m., the Staten Island Ferry Andrew Barberi collided into the St. George terminal pier. 

NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the 7 member team and will serve as the on-scene spokesman. Marine Investigator Eric Stolzenberg has been designated as the Investigator-in-Charge. Terry Williams is the press officer accompanying the team.

The U.S. Coast Guard is participating in the investigation.

 

NTSB Media Contacts: 
Terry N. Williams (on-scene): 202-557-1350 
williat@ntsb.gov

 

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