PADUCAH, Ky. – The Coast Guard has scheduled hearings concerning the crash of the Delta Mariner into the Eggner Ferry Bridge on the night of Jan. 26, 2010. They will be held April 16 through 22 at Paducah City Hall, according the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit here in Paducah.
Both Foss Maritime and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will have an opportunity to present their version of the night’s events, with the right to legal representation and to call witnesses. Following the hearings, the Coast Guard will issue a formal report of investigation.
On Feb. 15, Foss Maritime filed a lawsuit in United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, seeking exoneration from or limitation of liability resulting from the crash of its cargo ship into the bridge, which caused the bridge to collapse and be unusable.