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Officials Examining Steam Engine in Explosion on Cruise Ship

An investigation into the explosion on Sunday on the cruise ship Norway that killed 5 people and injured more than 20 is focusing on several possible causes, including the condition of a steam engine, investigators said today. “We are certainly looking into that,” a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, Paul Schlamm, said. “An investigation like this takes months. There are no preliminary findings.” The safety board and the police said the explosion did not appear to be a terrorist act. An injured crew member filed a suit today in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court against the ship owner, Norwegian Cruise Line, and its parent, Star Cruises of Hong Kong, seeking punitive and compensatory damages for injuries in the accident. Bill Huggett, a lawyer for the worker, Abdi Comedia, 44, said the line should have known about the possibility for such an accident on the 41-year-old vessel. Full Story

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