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NTSB Releases Report on Ethan Allen Vessel

July 26, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a synopsis on July 25 of its investigation of the capsizing of the New York State-certified passenger vessel Ethan Allen at Lake George on October 2, 2005. The vessel was carrying 47 passengers and an operator. Three passengers were seriously injured; six received minor injuries; and 20 passengers died in the incident. The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the capsizing was insufficient stability, resulting in part from undue reliance on the manufacturer’s capacity plate data and failure to assess the vessel’s characteristics following modifications. (Source:

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