Bar Pilot Involved In Ship Crash Has Spotty Record

Law360, New York (November 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A veteran bar pilot, who is under investigation for driving a container ship when it collided into a bridge tower in the San Francisco Bay Area and triggered one of the worst oil spills in the region, has been tied into a series of incidents over his handling of ships.

The South-Korea bound container ship Cosco Busan hit a tower supporting the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in a thick fog on Thursday morning, splitting open the ship’s fuel tanks and dumping 58,000 gallons of oil into...
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