October 2, 2014

Cynthia Woods Photo Availability Scheduled

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

GALVESTON, Texas — Texas A&M University System officials investigating the sinking of the Cynthia Woods today announced that the sailing vessel and its damaged keel would be available to the news media for photos and videotaping from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at a T&T Marine warehouse at 8410 Old Causeway Rd.

Officials also will provide a CD containing 1,315 pages of information gathered during the initial stages of the investigation, including maintenance records of the sailing vessel, safety manuals and procedures, boat specifications from the manufacturer, reports on groundings of the vessel during previous outings and early email messages among Texas A&M University at Galveston officials and others regarding the sinking of the vessel.

To make the information readily accessible to the public, the A&M System also will be posting the scanned documents in PDF form (“Initial Document Reviews”) on our website. If the files are too large for download and you wish to obtain via CD instead, please contact us for mailing, and be sure to include a mailing address. Direct CD inquiries to Brandy Cox: 979-458-6023 or bcox@tamu.edu.

Directions: South on I-45, go over the causeway bridge and take Harborside-Teichman exit. Go left at the stop sign, under I-45, and look for a road on your left, locally known as Old Causeway Road. The T&T Marine warehouse is a blue metal building behind the Mobil and Valero gasoline stations on Harborside Drive.

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