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Inside Story (New York Ferry Disaster) #739894

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Staten Island, New York: Jim Acosta) The investigation into yesterday’s Staten Island ferry crash featured; details given about assistant captain Richard Smith†, who collapsed at the controls and tried to commit suicide after the accident, and questions about whether Capt. Michael Gansas† was in the pilot house when the boat collided with the dock; scenes shown of the wreckage; animation shown of the crash. [New York City Department of Transportation Iris WEINSHALL†- says the captain & assistant captain are traditionally in the pilot house together when a boat approaches a terminal.] [Consulting marine engineer John TYLAWSKY†- comments on the impact of high winds.] [Ferry victim’s widow Osserritte ROBINSON†- comments.]

Rather, Dan;
Acosta, Jim

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