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Board Meeting : M/V Delta Mariner Allison with Bridge
Washington, DC
5/14/2013 9:00 AM

On Tuesday May 14, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to consider the following accident investigation report:

On the evening of the next day, January 26, the Delta Mariner approached Eggner's Ferry Bridge at mile marker 41.7 on the Tennessee River. At 2001 central standard time, the vessel allided with a bridge span that provided insufficient vertical clearance for passage of the Delta Mariner. The vessel was traveling about 11.5 mph when it struck the bridge and tore away a 322-foot span and a portion of US Highway 68. Bridge debris lodged across the bow of the ship. The vessel sustained minor damage to its bow area, but its cargo was undamaged. No injuries were reported on the vessel or on the highway, and no pollution was reported.

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