November 1, 2014

Cynthia Woods Keel Transport Advisory

Contact: Frank Griffis or Rod Davis regarding the investigation
(979) 458-6023
frank.griffis@tamu.edu
rodneydavis@tamu.edu
Griffis cell: (979) 571-9877
Davis cell: (979) 587-2778

TRANSPORT UPDATE: The Cynthia Woods is scheduled to be transported Friday morning from its current secured location at Freeport Launch Services, Inc., 1201 E. Brazos St., Freeport to a facility of T&T Marine at 8410 Old Causeway, Galveston, where it will secured for further examination by investigators. Preparations for removal from the Freeport site are tentatively scheduled to begin at about 8 a.m. It is not known how long the preparations will take. Photography will be permitted along the route but will be most convenient at the Galveston facility, as long as it does not interfere with procedures. Access to both sites may be limited due to security precautions.

The U.S. Coast Guard will inspect the keel recovery site in the Gulf Thursday or Friday. At some point after that the keel will be removed from the Gulf and returned to Galveston. Specific times and routes are pending based on USCG authorization. Investigators from The Texas A&M University System will provide details as they become available.

It is requested that media refrain from making further inquiries of either Freeport Launch Services or T&T Marine.