I have had some recent inquiries about what was happening with the NTSB investigation. It is typical for the NTSB to take a long time to investigate matters such as this one. Thus far, the NTSB has issued three press releases in this matter. The last one was November 4, 2005. Here are the links:
- October 3, 2005 - NTSB Investigating Tour Boat Capsizing in New York.
- October 7, 2005 - (SB-05-30) Statement by NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker on Investigation of Sinking of the Ethan Allen.
- November 4, 2005 - Update on the Investigation of the Capsizing of the Ethan Allen in Lake George, New York.
The NTSB has indicated that it expects to take 12-24 months to issue its final report in this matter. But remember, the NTSB is still a political entity and will certainly not be the last word on who was responsible and how this accident could have been avoided. The NTSB will be a great resource of information in terms of witness statements, chronology of events, background facts and the like. Traverse Legal is working hard to obtain as much information as possible, without having to wait as much as a year or longer to see what the NTSB has concluded.