NTSB Sending Team to Grounding of Cruise Ship

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to Juneau, Alaska today to begin an investigation into the grounding of a cruise ship. The cruise ship Empress of the North ran aground 50 nautical miles from Juneau, and was listing and taking on water. All passengers were evacuated and 33 crewmembers remained onboard. There were no injuries reported. NTSB investigator Brian Curtis has been designated Investigator-in-Charge of the 8-member team. NTSB Member Kitty Higgins will accompany the team and serve as principal spokesperson for the on-scene investigation. Keith Holloway is the press officer joining the team.

Navy

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