NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB LAUNCHES TEAM TO INVESTIGATE TOUR BOAT COLLISION IN PHILADELPHIA; PRESS BRIEFING TONIGHT

July 7, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a Go Team to investigate a collision involving a tour boat and a barge early this afternoon. 

Local officials have reported that 2 passengers are missing in the accident. Tom Roth-Roffy has been designated the Safety Board's Investigator-in-Charge. Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as principal spokesman for the on-scene investigation.

Member Sumwalt will conduct a press briefing at 10:30 tonight at the Sheraton Society Hill, 1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Keith Holloway is the press officer accompanying the team and can be reached at 202-557-1350.

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

 

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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.