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Cosco Busan

Graphic California map showing the locations of Cosco Busan spill

Oiled Surf Scoter and Eared Grebe. Photo by Bob Dang

The container ship Cosco Busan struck a support tower in the Bay Bridge, puncturing the vessel and spilling 53,569 gallons of Intermediate Fuel Oil.


Details

  • LOCATION: San Francisco Bay and San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Mateo Counties.
  • DATE: November 7, 2007
  • INCIDENT SUMMARY: The container ship Cosco Busan struck a support tower in the Bay Bridge, puncturing the vessel and spilling 53,569 gallons of Intermediate Fuel Oil.
  • RESPONSIBLE PARTY: Regal Stone, Ltd.
  • NATURAL RESOURCE TRUSTEES: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, California State Lands Commission, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • RESOURCES IMPACTED: Birds, marine mammals, fish, habitat, and human uses.
  • SETTLEMENT DETAILS: The trustees settled the NRDA portion of the case for $32.3 million. This includes $5 million for bird restoration, $4 million for habitat restoration, $2.5 million for fish and eelgrass restoration, $18.8 million for recreational improvements, and $2 million for administration and oversight.
  • STATUS OF RESTORATION: Final Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan completed; restoration projects now in progress; see the Plan and News Updates below for details.

Available Documents

Restoration Project Monitoring Reports

Aramburu Island

Corvid Management in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Cosco Busan Recreation Projects, San Francisco Bay

Photos

Administrative Record

External Links


Contact Information

Steve Hampton
Email: Steve.Hampton@wildlife.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 323-4724


Last update : 6/27/2017 12:04:49 PM