NTSB on Hand for Norway Investigation

Wednesday, May 28, 2003
The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a Go-Team to investigate the fire aboard the cruise ship NORWAY in Miami, Florida. About 7:00 am today, the Norwegian Cruise line vessel NORWAY experienced an engine room fire while moored in Port of Miami. There were 3,400 passengers and 1000 crew. According to information received from the cruise line four crewmember were fatally injured and 15 were seriously injured. No reports of any passenger injuries at this time. Robert Ford, the Investigator-in-Charge, heads the 10-member team. Member Carol Carmody will accompany the team and serve as principal spokesperson. Chairman Ellen Engleman and two Public Affairs Officers, Keith Holloway and Paul Schlamm are also accompanying the Safety Board's team. Information on the progress of the investigation will be released during the next few days by the team in Miami. The Board's Command Center and contact number will be established at a later time. Norwegian Cruise Line has reported that a fifth crewmember involved in Sunday's blast passed away yesterday. Some of the 20 injured crewmembers remain hospitalized.

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