NTSB to interview NY ferry crew members

(AP) - Federal authorities plan to interview all thecrew members of the Staten Island ferry that slammed into a pier asit approached its terminal, injuring dozens of people.

The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled tointerview the captain, assistant captain and other engine crewmembers of the Andrew J. Barberi ferry on Monday.

Investigators also plan to talk to passengers and meet with themanufacturer of the ferry's propulsion system.

The ferry was carrying 252 passengers and about 18 crew memberswhen it crashed at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Saturday.

The NTSB said based on an initial interview Sunday with thechief engineer "there were no engine alarms prior to theaccident" and engine conditions appeared normal.

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