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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:47 PM

Tanker ship strikes Bay Bridge tower

Source: ABC

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Coast Guard is investigating a tanker ship that struck one of the towers of the Bay Bridge.

Caltrans confirms the tanker brushed up against one of the Bay Bridge towers sometime Monday morning.

The wooden bumpers on echo tower, the closest tower to Treasure Island heading east, appear to show some damage and the hull of the ship also appears to show some surface damage. The tanker does not appear to be leaking.

Read more: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=8945133

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Reply Tanker ship strikes Bay Bridge tower (Original post)
Bosonic Jan 2013 OP
Scuba Jan 2013 #1
me b zola Jan 2013 #4
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #9
Richardo Jan 2013 #2
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CreekDog Jan 2013 #3
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #5
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #6
Turbineguy Jan 2013 #7
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #8
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #10
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #12
Xithras Jan 2013 #11
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #13
LawnKorn Jan 2013 #14

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:52 PM

1. Spin alert: "brushed up against" is Big Oil's euphemism for "hit".

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:18 PM

4. Pretty much...

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:28 PM

9. Come on, it just "kissed" it gently, like a ship passing in the night.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:54 PM

2. Captain Hazlewood, is that you?

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:55 PM

3. .

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:33 PM

5. Performed as advertised

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:36 PM

6. Well, some doofus just fired himself.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:26 PM

8. Latest modification to the hull

Empty, double hulled. We dodged the bullet this time.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:49 PM

10. That could have been a hell of a lot worse.

I wonder if we can assume a puncture, since that chunk of the piling bumper is stuck to it?

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:52 PM

12. Timbering, indeed, broached the outer hull

I wonder how the inner hull fared.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:51 PM

11. Why was an oil tanker south of the Bay Bridge?

I thought that all of the oil facilities were in the North Bay around Richmond and Martinez?

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Response to Xithras (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:16 PM

13. Delivering bunker fuel to the port of Oakland?

You ask a valid question and I'm just tossing out an idea.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:25 PM

14. Fossil fuels present more dangers than just global warming

They are catastrophic on the environment burned or unburned.

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