NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB SENDS TEAM TO INVESTIGATE ACCIDENT IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY

November 10, 2007

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a Go Team to San Francisco today to investigate an accident that damaged a container ship and resulted in the spill of tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the bay.

The NTSB will investigate the circumstances surrounding the November 7 accident, in which the MV Cosco Busan struck a support tower on the San Francisco Bay Bridge in heavy fog.

Tom Roth-Roffy will serve as Investigator-in-Charge for the four-member team. NTSB Member Debbie Hersman will accompany the team and serve as spokesperson for the on- scene investigation. Peter Knudson is the NTSB press officer accompanying the team.

When the team arrives in San Francisco this evening, Knudson will be able to be reached on his cell phone, 202- 557-1350.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.