U.S. Opens Criminal Probe of Ferry Disaster

From Times Wire Reports

Federal prosecutors announced a criminal investigation into the crash of a Staten Island commuter ferry on Oct. 15 that killed 10 people and injured dozens of others.

Roslynn Mauskopf, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said her office would try to determine if there was criminal liability and, if so, hold those involved accountable.

Michael Gansas, the captain of the ferry that crashed into a pier, has been ordered to appear before the federal court in Brooklyn on Nov. 5.