Federal Transportation Official to Tour Haiti Recovery Ship

The Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, John D. Porcari, will tour the Offshore Petroleum Discharge Ship Petersburg at Pier 3, Alameda Terminal. The Petersburg, which can pump petroleum products ashore from several miles at sea, has been requested to assist with relief and recovery work in Haiti. Media are invited to accompany him on the tour, to photograph the ship, and conduct interviews.

What: Vessel Tour – OPDS Petersburg

When: 9 am, Friday, January 22, 2010

Where: Pier 3, Alameda (follow the signs to USS Hornet)

For information on the Ready Reserve Force program and other media information, contact Susan Clark: 202-577-8727 or Susan.Clark @dot.gov. A local contact for logistics information is Simon Tao: 415- 744-2579, ext. 5305, or cell 415- 740-4230: Simon.Tao@dot.gov. Access to the pier is open to the public, but prior notification of attendance by news media is requested.

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