A second officer from
the Crown Princess told investigators that he steered the ship in
the wrong direction before it listed in June 2006, shortly after
departing from Florida's Port Canaveral.
According to a document the National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released on Dec. 14, the officer
said he turned the ship's wheel to the port side when he meant to
turn it to the starboard side. The ship's listing caused 14 serious
injuries and 284 minor injuries to passengers and crew members.
The NTSB released what it called factual
information on the accident, but the report did not include an
analysis of what caused the accident. At a later date, it will
release a final report with its conclusions and a probable
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