Skip to comments.Spill closes bay beaches as oil spreads, kills wildlife
Posted on 11/09/2007 12:10:28 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
SAN FRANCISCO -- Heavy-duty bunker fuel oil has washed up on beaches throughout the San Francisco and Marin coastlines all day, leaving purplish sheens on the water, ugly black blobs in the sand, and hundreds of injured or dead birds.
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This link has a list of articles and pix.
This really is an ecological disaster that will take years to recover from.
The answer is obvious isn't it?
>>questions were swirling about why it took so long for emergency officials to contain the mess - and who will be to blame for the environmental disaster building by the hour.
Yeah, but its still fun guessing HOW they will blame the President.
There was a thread or two about the collision, but not that this was a massive oil spill.
I guess we all thought someone else had posted it.
But so far as may be determined, no extinctions resulted from this oil spill.....
Is anyone sure whether this oil slick came from a tanker, or an eruption from the ocean floor that was released from an untapped oil reservoir, because the pressure was not relieved by drilling and pumping the crude out?
Probably. Good you took the initiative.
A container ship ran into a support tower of the Bay Bridge, rupturing its fuel tank. As first they thought it was just 140 gallons of oil; then they realized it was 58,000 gallons.
Oil spill in San Francisco!
This is, of course, Bushs fault.
6 posted on 11/07/2007 12:18:58 PM CST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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Spill closes S.F. beaches; oil washes up on Marin Headlands
More information here:
It says that the pilot has had four previous accidents.
Also, more information about ownership of the ship in question:
The Cosco Busan has had two names and has sailed under at least two flags since it went into service in 2001.
An experienced San Francisco admiralty lawyer, who did not want to be named because he has many clients in the shipping world, said ships and their owners and operators sometimes cloak themselves with dizzying layers of paperwork to avoid liability. If you cant find who owns it, it is more difficult to file a lawsuit.
Hanjin Shipping, which is chartering the Cosco Busan, said in an e-mail Wednesday that the vessel is owned by a company it identified variously as Synergy Maritime Ltd. or Synergy Marine Ltd., of Cyprus.
Raajeev Singh, technical manager for Synergy, said the ship was run by a ship management agency in Hong Kong, whose name he did not provide.
A woman who answered the phone at Synergy in Cyprus referred queries to Darrell Wilson, a spokesman for MTI Network in Stamford, Conn., which handles crisis management for the shipping industry.
Wilson said the ship is owned by Regal Stone Ltd. of Hong Kong, managed by Fleet Management Ltd. of Hong Kong, and its crew and technical support are provided by Synergy Management Services.
I'm curious, during WW 2 there were literally hundreds of tankers sunk or damaged including quite a few off the U.S. coast. Granted these tankers were quite a bit smaller than the supertankers of today but I don't recall hearing too much about fouled beaches or dead wildlife during the war. Can someone please explain this to me?
Maybe they can call the Marines for some clean-up help...
On the news last night, I saw a picture of a sea lion swimming in the Bay, with its head emerging out of the black goo. 16 beaches have been closed.
Ah, guess you just have to use the right words when you do a search.
Sometimes that’s easier said than done!
Yeah, they are sure.
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