National Transportation Safety Board
The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood-alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.
The ferry was carrying 326 passengers from Atlantic Highlands, N.J. before it crashed into Pier 11 on Jan. 9, injuring 85 people.
An underwater survey of the vessel revealed damage to the port propeller and a more complete hull survey will be conducted when the vessel is hauled from the water for repairs, the NTSB said.
The Seastreak ferry service was set to resume regular service Monday, five days after one of its boats crashed into a Lower Manhattan Pier – leaving some 74 people injured.
“Right now we’re just trying to collect, gather the factual information and the perishable evidence that can go away with the passage of time,” NTSB’s Robert L. Sumwalt said. “We will be going over that boat with a fine tooth comb.”
Investigators believed Wednesday evening that mechanical failure caused the crash involving the Seastreak Wall Street catamaran.
The Seastreak Wall Street ferry that crashed in Lower Manhattan Wednesday has had a few minor incidents in recent years.
Experts said the air was safe to breathe again Monday afternoon at the site of a train derailment in South Jersey.
Officials said Saturday that there may have been a problem with a signal at a South Jersey bridge just before a trail derailed there, spewing a hazardous chemical into the air that sickened dozens of people.
Ophadell Williams was driving a tour bus on a return trip to Chinatown from a Connecticut casino when the bus overturned and slammed into a pole on Interstate 95 in March, 2011.
In day two of testimony, Sonia Barlow of Old Saybrook told the court she and her husband observed the World Wide Tours bus swerving and straddling lanes.
The National Transportation Safety Board said witnesses reported that the single-engine plane was flying slowly and used almost the entire length of the runway at Brookhaven Airport before it took off.
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending an agent to investigate the death of a woman who fell into the Atlantic Ocean when her harness broke while parasailing.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday said the low-fare bus company, Sky Express, had no regard for passenger safety.
While presenting a report on the March 12, 2011 accident in Washington on Monday, NTSB Chairman Debbie Hersman said the 2011 crash was “dramatic” and “deadly.”