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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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