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A subpeona can be used to demand testimony            
A subpeona is a legal instrument in a criminal or civil action that makes a demand for
the witness testimony or other form of evidence. A subpeona ad testificandum
compels testimony. A subpeona duces tecum is for production of physical evidence.  
A federal judge issued a subpeona to be served upon the captain involved in the
Staten Island Ferry accident of 2003. See
NYT article involving federal subpeona.
The subpeona was issued in connection with a salvage claim filed by a tugboat
company. The testimony is sought to determine how much assistance the stricken
ferry needed on the day of the accident.
Preliminary Accident Report NTSB .
Pilothouse controls on the Andrew Barberi. The ferry was involved in the tragic October 2003