Hearings continue in Paducah this week regarding the partial collapse of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge in January, when the Delta Mariner knocked out a 322-foot span.
A majority of this morning’s testimony was given by Foss Atlantic Senior Vice President Scott Merritt, who is one of many who oversees the operations of the company’s watercraft—including the Delta Mariner.
As heard on the WPSD online live streaming, Merritt said prior to this year’s incident, the vessel had a relatively safe record.
Merrit said the company is looking at the ongoing investigation as a way to be sure such an incident never happens again, but couldn’t name any immediate changes needed for the ship’s operation.
The hearings with Foss Maritime, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continue through the week at Paducah City Hall.