Photo Credit: USCG Photo/Mike Hvozda
The outside lower level of the Staten Island Ferry Andrew
J. Barberi after it struck a pier killing ten people October 15, 2003. The Captain of the Ferry was ordered to appear before the NTSB.
The United States District Court Judge
Frederick Block enforced NTSB's subpoena and ordered Michael
Gansas, the master of the M/V Andrew J. Barberi, to appear
tomorrow for an NTSB interview.
"We are gratified by the Court's decision today," said
NTSB Chairman Ellen G. Engleman. "We are aggressively
pursuing safety and using every tool at our disposal. We
will continue to ensure a complete and thorough
investigation. I also want to personally thank the United
States Attorney's Office in Brooklyn for their prompt and
NTSB began investigating the tragic accident involving
the Staten Island ferry, Andrew J. Barberi, within hours
after it struck a pier, killing 10 passengers, and injuring