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july 2015 FOGHORN 25 safety Security MATTERS the Steamboat Inspection Service the Chicago City Council and the Illinois Public Utilities Commission. Many of these inquiries sought to place criminal blame and responsibility for the disaster. In the end the scrap value of the vessel was used to com- pensate victims and no one was held accountable for the loss of 844 lives. President Woodrow Wilson dis- patched the Secretary of Commerce William Redfield who commis- sioned a Board of Inquiry from the Steamboat Inspection Service to in- vestigate the cause of the accident. The Board of Inquiry delivered its pre- liminary report to Secretary Redfield on August 5 1915. A final report on cause and responsible persons for the disaster could not completed due to the restrictions placed on the board by the Grand Jury criminal investiga- tion. From the preliminary report rec- ommendations were made to increase Left Eastland 1915 Right The tug Kenosha acts as a bridge as survivors evacuate the Eastland. Find your local sales rep at www.portsupply.comcontact-us or email us at for more information. USCG regulations have changed Know which AIS device you need. em-trak A100 AIS Class A Transceiver Fully USCG certified for all commercial vessel installations at deep sea and in coastal and inland waters. Single unit solution Small and lightweight Rmax technology for high performance Simple to install and configure Rugged design Intuitive user interface Model 12333944 Commercial vessels in United States waters must have a USCG-certified Class A or B AIS transceiver operational at all times by March 2016. PVA Member Price 1798