Bowling, who is the Senior Marine Accident Investigator, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, D.C., was interviewed at the Inland Waterways Conference in New Orleans in early March. He answers questions concerning the biggest misconception people have about the NTSB, the most common mistake companies make when an NTSB investigator comes aboard one of its workboats, and about distractions in the wheelhouse caused by tech equipment such as iPads and cell phones.