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Container Ship Gashed In Collision With Bay Bridge
KTVU ^ | November 7, 2007

Posted on 11/07/2007 10:15:03 AM PST by yorkie

SAN FRANCISCO -- A 920-foot container ship, heading out of the San Francisco Bay from the Port Of Oakland, collided with a supporting tower of the fog-shrouded Bay Bridge early Wednesday, damaging its hull but it was not known if it caused any damage to the vital traffic artery.

The collision happened at about 8:15 a.m. during the morning commute but did not disrupt traffic on the bridge.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baybridge; containership; copyandpaste; oilspill; stupidpoliticians
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1 posted on 11/07/2007 10:15:05 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Spell checkers: I know. It should be “Collides”. ;-)


2 posted on 11/07/2007 10:16:29 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Uh Oh


3 posted on 11/07/2007 10:16:37 AM PST by varyouga ("Rove is some mysterious God of politics & mind control" - DU 10-24-06)
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To: yorkie

4 posted on 11/07/2007 10:16:48 AM PST by Petronski ("Willard, you canít buy South Carolina. You canít even rent it.Ē)
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To: yorkie

There is an oil spill, but it doesn’t look like any major damage to the bridge.


5 posted on 11/07/2007 10:17:48 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Oil spill in San Francisco!

This is, of course, Bush’s fault.


6 posted on 11/07/2007 10:18:58 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: yorkie
"This is a 920 foot container ship, and I say again alter your course, or we will be forced to ram you."

"This the Bay Bridge. Your call."

7 posted on 11/07/2007 10:19:27 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: yorkie

"All is well. Nothing to see here. All is well."

8 posted on 11/07/2007 10:20:22 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. <br> "What happens if neutrinos have mass?")
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To: yorkie
Well, SFers better find an alternate route.
Maybe container ships used as auto barges.
9 posted on 11/07/2007 10:26:40 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: yorkie

Which support did it hit? If it hit that center support or one of the towers on the SF side, I think there is not much to worry about. If it hit something on the Oakland side, that might be a different matter.


10 posted on 11/07/2007 10:35:12 AM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: yorkie

Too bad they can’t use that new invention radar.


11 posted on 11/07/2007 10:37:48 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: gridlock

Here is the latest report from NBC (eleven minutes ago):

“The ship was an outbound vessel, Hunter said, but its destination is unknown. It hit the fourth of five towers on the San Francisco side of the bridge. That is the second tower from Treasure Island.”

http://www.nbc11.com/newsarchive/14532048/detail.html


12 posted on 11/07/2007 10:44:01 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Brings to mind when the phosphate hauler ran in to the Sunshine Skyway taking the bridge and a whole lot of folks with it.


13 posted on 11/07/2007 10:44:44 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: yorkie

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=san+francisco,+ca&ie=UTF8&ll=37.801612,-122.374306&spn=0.023838,0.040169&t=k&z=15&om=1


14 posted on 11/07/2007 10:46:47 AM PST by So Cal Rocket
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To: yorkie

With all the anti-terrorist surveillance equipment in this country I wonder if there are pictures of the collision.


15 posted on 11/07/2007 10:49:02 AM PST by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty.)
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To: Joe Boucher
That's what I was thinking. So Tampa Bay is no longer the only place where "the ship hits the span".

Which is not to make light of a tragedy in which 35 people died.

16 posted on 11/07/2007 10:53:52 AM PST by cogitator
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To: yorkie

If two moving vessels collide, it’s a collision. If a moving vessel strikes a fixed object, it’s technically called an allision


17 posted on 11/07/2007 11:06:39 AM PST by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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To: Bear_Slayer

Here are four pictures, but it is hard to see the actual impact area:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2007/11/07/BAH3T81G7.DTL&o=0


18 posted on 11/07/2007 11:06:47 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Looks like it hit the base of the tower. That pilot’s going to be looking for a job.


19 posted on 11/07/2007 11:09:39 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: yorkie

I think in all fairness to the environment, all shipping in the sensitive bay area should be stopped.


20 posted on 11/07/2007 11:28:53 AM PST by americanophile
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To: yorkie
THanks.

What I meant though was actual footage of the incidence.

I believe that various ports &etc have installed surveillance cameras in the event of a terrorist attack. I was wondering if SF had done so.

21 posted on 11/07/2007 11:35:48 AM PST by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty.)
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To: yorkie

This was caused by global warming. The cooling of the Earth, due to the warming of the Global (wherever it may be) has resulted in a contraction of the Earth, which moved the vessel closer to the bridge.

These problems will continue to occur until we find the Global, and cool it, thus warming the Earth.


22 posted on 11/07/2007 11:40:54 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: yorkie

The skipper is in big trouble. The ship is essentially empty (returning empty boxes to red china). That resulted in damage that would be close to the water line when full, which means there will be no quick fix.


23 posted on 11/07/2007 11:45:18 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: yorkie

FWIW the vessel is South Korean. Just in case some might think the name implies Chinese.


24 posted on 11/07/2007 11:51:30 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: yorkie
This ship had a US pilot advising on harbor navigation, not a Chinese National. Remember, GPS is our friend at sea and don’t drink and navigate!
25 posted on 11/07/2007 11:53:41 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: editor-surveyor

The fog was very thick at the time of impact. Doesn’t the captain have to be licensed to be sea-worthy in cases like this? (like a pilot has to be IFR rated to fly in low visibility).


26 posted on 11/07/2007 11:56:01 AM PST by yorkie
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To: Just another Joe

People that live in San Francisco have no reason to take the Bay Bridge.


27 posted on 11/07/2007 11:56:42 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: trumandogz
People that live in San Francisco have no reason to take the Bay Bridge.

Oh, c'mon now, you're telling me that people that live on one side of the bridge NEVER have any reason to go to the other side of the bridge?
But people that live on the other side of the bridge DO have reasons to cross it?

You can't have NO people with reasons to cross the bridge. Otherwise there wouldn't be a bridge.

28 posted on 11/07/2007 12:00:15 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe

For the most part, people that live in the Bay Area outside of San Francisco use the Bay Bridge to commute to work while people that actually live in the city do not have to cross the Bay Bridge to commute to work.


29 posted on 11/07/2007 12:04:57 PM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: yorkie

Actually the departure in under control of the US Coastguard. A local pilot had to be in charge.


30 posted on 11/07/2007 12:05:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: editor-surveyor

That’s a pilot who will be retiring shortly. The job paid well too.


31 posted on 11/07/2007 12:12:00 PM PST by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: B4Ranch

That California fog can be very dangerous - to life, limb and pocket.


32 posted on 11/07/2007 12:13:12 PM PST by yorkie
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To: trumandogz
OK, so shoot me, I consider the bay area as San Francisco, in general.
I know that there are other cities scattered around the bay area but not many know those, other than Oakland.
33 posted on 11/07/2007 12:15:59 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: FDNYRHEROES
If a moving vessel strikes a fixed object, it’s technically called an allision

Ya learn something new every day.

34 posted on 11/07/2007 12:16:17 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: Just another Joe

Are you kidding?

People 50-75 miles away from SF claim that they live in the “Bay Area.”


35 posted on 11/07/2007 12:19:07 PM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: trumandogz
Yeh, I know,

I know that there are other cities scattered around the bay area but not many know those, other than Oakland.

36 posted on 11/07/2007 12:20:16 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Just another Joe
San Ramon, Berkely, San Jose, Hayward, San Carlos, South San Francisco, Mt, View, Sunnyvale, Fremont, Richmond, Martinez, aww I can not type more than that.
37 posted on 11/07/2007 12:34:41 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Illegal Immigration, a Clear and Present Danger.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Now, do you, or did you, live in the area, or did you look at a map?


38 posted on 11/07/2007 12:40:28 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: gridlock

I have a friend in the business who says it was the Delta tower. The Delta - Echo span is used frequently by ship traffic. I wonder who the pilot was. I’m sure we’ll hear the gossip soon.


39 posted on 11/07/2007 12:43:35 PM PST by pbear8 (Padre Pio please pray for Tony Snow)
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To: B4Ranch

He might be able to do a song and dance to the Coasties. Depends on who he is and his record.


40 posted on 11/07/2007 12:46:55 PM PST by pbear8 (Padre Pio please pray for Tony Snow)
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To: yorkie

Yikes... that’s a good bit of damage to that ship. Looks like he scraped it pretty hard.

Any word on whether they’re closing the bridge or not?


41 posted on 11/07/2007 12:53:31 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: yorkie

A supporting tower is a pier


42 posted on 11/07/2007 12:53:35 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: editor-surveyor

Of course the ship was empty. You don’t think we’d be exporting anything. But I’m glad to see some of the empty containers being returned. There are huge stacks of them here in the Tidewater Virginia area.


43 posted on 11/07/2007 12:55:37 PM PST by P3_Acoustic
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To: Just another Joe

19 years, Santa Cruz.


44 posted on 11/07/2007 1:07:29 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Illegal Immigration, a Clear and Present Danger.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
19 years, Santa Cruz.

Ah HA!

;^)

45 posted on 11/07/2007 1:11:44 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: B4Ranch

I think we are going to hear something about mechanical failure. That bridge and any currents would be like the back of your hand to a local pilot.


46 posted on 11/07/2007 1:17:18 PM PST by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: B4Ranch

There’s something really wrong here. The channel leading out of the port is very clear on sonar, and has submerged reflectors that light up like beacons on the display.


47 posted on 11/07/2007 1:38:43 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: Ramius
The bridge supports have massive wooden pilings surrounding them This is what the ship hit. They inspected and have not closed the bridge.
48 posted on 11/07/2007 2:10:00 PM PST by pbear8 (Padre Pio please pray for Tony Snow)
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To: Just another Joe
*shrug* I live maybe 10 km from The Bay (there's only the one Bay on earth), and 100 km from San Fransisco. Should I not consider myself as living the the Bay Area?

BTW, I'm lobbying to change the name of that body of water. 'San Fransisco Bay' is such a mouthful, where as 'San Jose Bay' is alliterative and rolls off the tongue...

49 posted on 11/07/2007 2:16:23 PM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: null and void
Yeh, I know, but most people only know San Jose from the song.

Do you know the way to San Jose?

For most people, the San Francisco Bay is all about San Francisco.

50 posted on 11/07/2007 2:21:50 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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