September 26, 2009 | Mark Paradies

NTSB Press Release About Public Meeting

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NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

September 25, 2009

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NTSB TO MEET ON ALASKA RANGER SINKING
OFF ALASKA COAST

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The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. There is one agenda item.

On March 23, 2008, the Alaska Ranger, a fish processing vessel, owned by Fishing Company of Alaska, sank in the Bering Sea, 120 nautical miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Five of the 47 persons aboard the Alaska Ranger died. The wreckage lies at the bottom of the sea and was not examined.

A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be available on the Board’s website at http://ntsb.gov/events/Boardmeeting.htm. Technical support details are available under “Board Meetings” on the NTSB website. To report any problems, please call 703-993-3100 and ask for Webcast Technical Support.

A summary of the Board’s final report, which will include findings, probable cause and safety recommendations, will appear on the website shortly after the conclusion of the meeting. The entire report will appear on the website several weeks later.

Directions to the NTSB Board Room: Front door located on Lower 10th Street, directly below L’Enfant Plaza. From Metrorail, exit L’Enfant Plaza station at 9th and D Streets escalator, walk through shopping mall, at CVS store (on the left), take escalator (on the right) down one level. The Board Room will be to your left.

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Media contact:

Terry N. Williams

202-314-6100

terry.williams@ntsb.gov

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