HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a
public hearing to consider evidence related to the tanker ship Genesis River
and towing vessel Voyager formal marine casualty investigation.
WHEN: 9 a.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 16-20,
WHERE: Galveston County Courthouse, 722 Moody St,
Galveston, TX 77550
The hearing will focus on the collision between
the Genesis River and the barge Kirby 30015T, towed by the Voyager, while
transiting the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas.
The media and the public are invited to attend.
The Coast Guard has established an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, for the public and any interested parties to provide
information, ask questions and make comments related to the ongoing
investigation during the hearing. The email will be checked regularly, all
correspondence will be acknowledged and all information sent to the address
will be reviewed and responded to.
A Coast Guard spokesperson is scheduled to be
available for interviews Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Media
interested should R.S.V.P. with Public Affairs Detachment Texas at 281-464-4810
by Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. For additional interview requests throughout the
week, contact 281-464-4810. Press credentials and valid government-issued photo
identification are required for media access into the hearing.
The hearing will be streamed live each day at: https://livestream.com/accounts/21068106/events/8780675.