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NTSB ID: DCA13MM005

Event Type: Marine Ferry Accident

Location: New York, NY

Date: January 9, 2013


NTSB investigates a ferry accident in New York City

The National Transportation Safety Board is launched a go-team to investigate the ferry accident in New York City that occurred on January 9, 2013. 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 accompanied the team and served as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Terry Williams coordinated the media related activities. He can be reached by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.

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NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt briefs the media on the ferry accident in New York City.

NTSB Investigator In Charge Morgan Turrell briefs Member Sumwalt on the ferry accident in New York City.

NTSB Investigator In Charge Morgan Turrell and the NTSB investigative team discuss the circumstances of the ferry accident in Lower Manhattan.

A wide shot of an NTSB press briefing on the ferry accident in Lower Manhattan.

NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt answers a media question Thursday during his second media briefing on the collision between the ferry Seastreak Wall Street and a New York City pier.

NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt answers a follow-up question posed by a Fox News Channel reporter Thursday near the East River site of the collision between the ferry Seastreak Wall Street and a New York City pier. Public Affairs Officer Terry Williams, left, coordinated the interview.

NTSB investigators Tom Roth-Roffy, Larry Bowling and Robert Furukawa traveled along the route that the accident vessel took on the day of the allision. Investigators documented information along the way.

NTSB marine investigator Tom Roth-Roffy reviews technical information and test procedures for the Seastreak Wall Street.

NTSB Investigators Morgan Turrell and Christopher Babcock examine propulsion and steering controls on the bridge of Seastreak Wall Street.

NTSB investigator John Lovell and a representative from the U.S. Coastguard document damage to the Seastreak Wall Street.

NTSB Investigator In Charge Morgan Turrell documents damage to the Seastreak Wall Street.

NTSB Investigator In Charge Morgan Turrell examines starboard engine room of the Seastreak Wall Street for damage.

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Media Contact: Terry Williams,202-314-6100 (NTSB HQ)