NTSB To Sit On Paddling Queen

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Nov 132009

image The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public board meeting at 0930 local time on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009, on a fire in the engine room of the 221-foot-long US small passenger vessel Queen of the West.

On April 8, 2008, the vintage-style, paddlewheel vessel was travelling east on the Columbia River near Rufus, Oregon, with 124 passengers and 53 crewmembers on board, as part of a 7-day cruise. The vessel had both an automatic fire detection and fixed fire suppression system on board, which functioned properly by alerting the bridge team and suppressing the fire.

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