NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB launches go-team to investigate ferry accident in New York City

January 09

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to investigate the ferry accident in New York City that occurred Wednesday Morning. The NTSB will be the lead investigative agency in this accident.

NTSB marine safety investigator Morgan Turrell is leading a team of 12 as the investigator-in-charge.

NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Terry Williams will also be in New York to coordinate media related activities. He can be reached by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.

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NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Terry Williams



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.