Cosco Busan

A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Crews Using Lessons Learned From Massive Bay Spill

As the cleanup of a massive oil spill near Santa Barbara continues, crews are making use of some lessons learned after a big spill in San Francisco Bay several years ago.

05/21/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Broken Beacon Leaves Bay Bridge Vulnerable In Dense Fog

One of the Bay Bridge’s three radar beacons — which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers — has not been working properly since December 17.

01/31/2015

The Overseas Reymar anchored in San Francisco Bay after scraping a bumper around one of the Bay Bridge towers. (MTC)

New Rules Limit Large Ships In Fog Near Bay Bridge

Oil tankers and other large vessels will be restricted from sailing beneath the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in dense fog under new rules passed by shipping officials.

02/14/2013

The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

Cosco Busan Pilot Sues Coast Guard Over License

65-year-old John Cota has filed a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard violated his civil rights by denying his request to renew his merchant marine license.

02/11/2013

Bay Bridge Repairs From Tanker Grazing Will Cost $3M, Take Four Months

Caltrans says it will take construction crews four months to repair the damage to the Bay Bridge from when a tanker ship grazed its fender and that it will cost $3 million.

01/25/2013

The Overseas Reymar in San Francisco Bay after brushing up against a Bay Bridge tower bumper. (CBS)

Pilot Who Struck Bay Bridge Had 3 Prior Accidents

The pilot of an empty oil tanker that crashed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was involved in three previous accidents, records obtained Tuesday show.

01/08/2013

The Overseas Reymar in San Francisco Bay after brushing up against a Bay Bridge tower bumper. (CBS)

Oil Tanker Hits Bay Bridge Tower; No Spill Reported

An empty oil tanker caused minor damage when it struck the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Monday, and the busy span remained open to traffic, officials said.

01/07/2013

The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

Owners Of Ship In ’07 SF Bay Oil Spill Sue Pharmacists Over Captain’s Meds

The owners and operators of a container ship that slammed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in 2007 are suing pharmacists who they say dispensed drugs to the pilot of the Cosco Busan.

04/25/2012

The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

Bay Herring Fishery Still Suffering From ’07 Cosco Busan Oil Spill

A new study shows that Pacific herring have suffered unusually high death rates and deformities since the 2007 oil spill.

12/27/2011

The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

$32 Million Of Cosco Busan Settlement Will Go Toward Restoration

Attendees at the State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference welcomed the news that $32 million of the Cosco Busan settlement will go towards various restoration projects from the 2007 oil spill.

09/20/2011

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