NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


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

January 25, 2010

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.

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

 

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.