Oil spill ship moves, but still in Bay

Officials spent less than an hour today hauling the patched up Cosco Busan from a San Francisco pier to a much less expensive anchoredarea, U.S. Coast Guard officials said today.

The 900-foot container vessel, undergoing repairs after crashing into a San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge tower on Nov. 7, was transferred at noon from Pier 70 south of AT&T Park to Anchorage No. 9 in San Francisco Bay, according to Coast Guard Lt. Anya Hunter.

The repairs are only temporary and included patching a 1,200-square foot gash in the ship, Hunter said.

Inspectors approved the ship's repairs Saturday, allowing the vessel to move within San Francisco Bay. The boat cannot leave the Bay while civil and criminal investigations are pending, according to Hunter.

Bay City News

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Bill to create state public bank could jumpstart SF efforts

California may move $10 billion of its investment banking funds to rebuild… Continue reading

State hires firefighters as wildfire season begins

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday outlined the steps California has taken to… Continue reading

Supes to vote on proposal to ease restrictions on gay bathhouses

Mandelman hopes to ‘make the operation of adult sex venues more feasible.’

Breed, Walton test negative for COVID-19 after exposure to the virus

Mayor London Breed announced Thursday she tested negative for COVID-19 after notified… Continue reading

‘No timetable’ for cable car return, SFMTA says

How the temporary absence of cable cars means more than just a loss of transit routes

Most Read