January 26, 2010 | Mark Paradies

NTSB Press Release: NTSB to Assist Coast Guard in Port Arthur, TX, Tanker Collision

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   NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

January 25, 2010

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NTSB ASSISTS U.S. COAST GUARD INVESTIGATION INTO TANKER COLLISION AND OIL SPILL NEAR PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS

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The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to participate with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in its investigation of Saturday’s collision involving the tank vessel EAGLE OTOME and the tug DIXIE VENGEANCE near Port

Arthur, Texas, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the two federal agencies.

Marine investigator Rob Jones is leading the NTSB team and is accompanied by specialists in engineering and hazardous materials.

Media inquiries about the status of the investigation should be directed to the USCG Joint Information Center for Port Arthur at 409-812-0261.

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Media Contact:

Bridget Ann Serchak

202-314-6100

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