SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A state board Thursday decided to seek the suspension or revocation of the license of the pilot of an oil tanker that struck that sideswiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in January.
The state’s Board of Pilot Commissioners voted unanimously at a hearing in San Francisco this morning to file a formal accusation against Guy Kleess and temporarily suspend his state pilot license.
Kleess was piloting the 752-foot Overseas Reymar when it struck a fender on a tower of the bridge’s western span at about 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 7.
No oil spilled from the boat and no one aboard was injured. The incident caused about $1.6 million in damage to the ship and bridge fender, according to a report released today by an incident review committee for the state board.