Oil Spill in San Francisco

A cargo ship that struck the San Franciso-Oakland Bay Bridge has split, leaking oil and causing nearby beaches to close. The 58,000 gallons of oil have left a sheen on the surface of the water and has resulted in nauseated workers around the area of the leak.

According to Wil Bruhns, a supervising engineer at the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, fuel in these types of ships is heavier than other oils and is, therefore, harder to contain.

You can read the full story HERE.
This ship is owned by a Chinese company. I don't know anything about Chinese regulations on the strength of their ships. If their other environmental regulations are any indication, ship regulations are probably not very strict.

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