NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB to Meet on 2011 Houston Ship Channel Accident

September 20, 2012

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a Board meeting to determine the probable cause of the collision involving two vessels in the Houston Ship Channel.

On October 29, 2011, the chemical tanker Elka Apollon, traveling outbound in the Houston Ship Channel, collided with the inbound containership MSC Nederland. There were no fatalities resulting from the accident.

Event: Board Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m. (EST)

Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center
429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594

Participants: NTSB Board Members

NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Terry Williams



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.