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2011-12-27 08:38:22

The 2007 Cosco Busan disaster, which spilled 54,000 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay, had an unexpectedly lethal impact on embryonic fish, devastating a commercially and ecologically important species for nearly two years.

2010-02-19 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fleet Management Ltd. was ordered to pay $10 million today for its role in causing the Cosco Busan oil discharge and a subsequent cover-up after the ship struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in November 2007, the Justice Department announced.

2009-08-13 16:06:00

Fleet Mgt. Ltd. Agrees to Pay $10 Million for Pollution and Obstruction Crimes WASHINGTON, Aug.

2009-07-17 16:43:00

Pilot Sentenced to Serve 10 Months in Federal PrisonWASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, the pilot who caused the Cosco Busan, a 900-foot long container ship, to collide with the San Francisco Bay Bridge and discharge approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay, was today sentenced to serve 10 months in federal prison by U.S.

2009-03-06 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, a California ship pilot, pleaded guilty today to negligently causing the discharge of approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay in violation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, a law enacted in the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

2008-09-08 06:00:11

By Paul Rogers Nearly a year after a Chinese freighter collided with the Bay Bridge, dumping more than 50,000 gallons of bunker fuel into San Francisco Bay, Bay Area lawmakers have succeeded in passing the most sweeping oil spill reforms in California since the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.

2008-07-25 00:00:27

By Jennifer Upshaw, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 24--Trainees from two-dozen federal, state and local agencies converged Thursday at the mouth of Bolinas Lagoon to test oil spill skills as they prepared for the next disaster.

2008-07-23 21:00:26

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. _ Federal prosecutors charged the shipping company that employed the crew of the Cosco Busan with falsifying documents to cover up its negligence in the November spill that poured more than 50,000 gallons of heavy fuel into the Bay.

2008-07-23 15:00:50

To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs, +1- 202-514-2007, TDD +1-202-514-1888 Fleet Management Ltd.

2008-06-22 03:00:12

By Anonymous ECOLOGY Imagine if someone put a superhighway through Yosemite National Park. That is exactly what is happening just outside California's Golden Gate, asserts Robert Ovetz, executive director of Seaflow: Protect Our Living Oceans, Sausalito, Calif.


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