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2007 Cosco Busan Oil Spill

The container ship M/V Cosco Busan struck the Bay Bridge in San Francisco Bay, California, at 8:30 AM on November 7, 2007. An approximate 100' gash in the hull of the vessel resulted, and approximately 53,000 gallons of fuel oil (IFO 380) was released into the water. The container ship Cosco Busan was operated by Fleet Management Ltd. This is a collection of photos of the vessel, the spill, and the cleanup effort.

Damage to the base of the bridge.
Woman looking into camera with people milling about in background.
Aerial photo of response vessel on the water.
Two people working on a beach near a drainage pipe.
Woman holding dead bird at a table.
Dead bird on a beach.
Aerial view of workers on a beach with tarps.
Workers on a beach with vegetation in the background.
View of bay with bridge in background, and oil sheens visible on water.
Workers in boats placing boom on the water.
Workers standing in a boat placing boom on the water.
Swirls of oil visible on water in an aerial image.
View of beach with oil floating on water.
Large vessel moving away from the viewer, towards a bridge.
Photo of ship's hull with large gash.
Side of a large vessel with a small vessel passing by in the foreground.
Close-up photo of the stern of a vessel.
Damage to the base of the bridge.
Where the Cosco Busan came into contact with the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
Woman looking into camera with people milling about in background.
Senator Dianne Feinstein visits Cosco Busan command post.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
Aerial photo of response vessel on the water.
Workers containing oil from the Cosco Busan spill.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
Two people working on a beach near a drainage pipe.
Beach Watch surveyors after Cosco Busan oil spill.
Credit: NOAA / Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Woman holding dead bird at a table.
Bird intake station for Cosco Busan spill response.
Credit: NOAA / Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Dead bird on a beach.
Dead bird on beach after Cosco Busan oil spill.
Credit: NOAA / Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Aerial view of workers on a beach with tarps.
Cleaning Muir Beach after Cosco Busan oil spill.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
Workers on a beach with vegetation in the background.
Containing the oil from Cosco Busan spill.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
View of bay with bridge in background, and oil sheens visible on water.
Sheens from oil spill visible at Bonita Point.
Credit: NOAA
Workers in boats placing boom on the water.
Workers deploying boom after Cosco Busan oil spill.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
Workers standing in a boat placing boom on the water.
Boom being deployed after Cosco Busan oil spill.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
Swirls of oil visible on water in an aerial image.
Cosco Busan overflight west of Golden Gate Bridge.
Credit: NOAA
View of beach with oil floating on water.
Cosco Busan overflight photo of San Francisco Bay
Credit: NOAA
Large vessel moving away from the viewer, towards a bridge.
Cosco Busan leaving San Francisco Bay.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
Photo of ship's hull with large gash.
Close-up image of the gash in the hull of the Cosco Busan.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
Side of a large vessel with a small vessel passing by in the foreground.
A U.S Coast Guard vessel passing by the Cosco Busan after the accident.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
Close-up photo of the stern of a vessel.
M/V Cosco Busan in San Francisco Bay in 2007.
Credit: Image credit: U.S. Coast Guard.
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