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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.


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