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NTSB TO MEET ON PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, VESSEL COLLISIONS AND OIL SPILL



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                       NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

 

September 22, 2011

 

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NTSB TO MEET ON PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, VESSEL COLLISIONS AND

OIL SPILL

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board

(NTSB) will hold a public Board meeting to discuss the final

report of its investigation into the January 23, 2010,

collision of Tankship Eagle Otome with Cargo Vessel Gull

Arrow and subsequent collision with the Dixie Vengeance

towboat in the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas. As

a result of the tankship breach, an estimated 462,000

gallons of oil spilled into the water.

 

The purpose of the meeting will be to determine the probable

cause of the accident and to consider proposed safety

recommendations.

 

A synopsis of the report will appear on the website shortly

after the conclusion of the Board meeting. The entire report

will appear on the website within several weeks.

 

Event:      Board Meeting

 

Date/Time:  Tuesday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. (EDT)

 

Location:   NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 429

L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC

 

Participants: NTSB Board Members

 

Note: A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be

available at

http://www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm. To

report any problems, please call 703-993-3100 and ask for

Webcast Technical Support.

 

RELATED MATERIAL:

 

Initial Press Release:

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2010/100125b.html

 

Directions, including temporary route changes, to the NTSB

Board Room: The front door is located on lower 10th Street,

directly below L'Enfant Plaza. From the Metro, exit L'Enfant

Plaza station at 9th and D Streets escalator, walk through

the shopping mall towards the CVS store (on the left). Due

to construction at L'Enfant Plaza, the escalator that

provides access to the Board Room level is out of service.

Signs posted near the escalator will direct attendees to

stairs leading to the Board Room. NTSB staff will also be

stationed throughout L'Enfant Plaza to provide directions

and alternate access. The Board Room can also be accessed on

the garage level.

 

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Media contact:

Bridget Ann Serchak

202.314.6100

bridget.serchak@xxxxxxxx

 

 

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