14 December 2007

Good Riddance. Don't hit the door on your way out.

The Cosco Busan is outta here. Finally. Here are the highlights:
  • Cosco Busan runs into a bridge
  • Spills 58,000 gallons of oil
  • Pisses off incredibly influential sailing blogger
  • Pollutes my favorite place
  • Kills many birds, damages whole ecosystem
  • Messes up crab season
  • Bar pilot gets charged
  • 3 weeks to repair damage to ship
  • Probably years to repair damage to ecosystem
  • Evil oil-spilling boat finally leaves
In case you forgot what it looks like, this is what the boat did:

The SFGate Story mentions most of this but leaves out the part about pissing me off. Anyway, thank your favorite higher power that this boat is gone. Seriously, if the Cosco Busan is reading this, please don't hit the door on your way out.


Anonymous said...

How do you get one of these jobs as a San Francisco bar pilot? I've been in a lot of bars. Am I qualified.

Anonymous said...

Ship, not boat.

Zen said...

Hey, This remind me. R U doing the three 3 bridge race thingy in Jan?

EVK4 said...

tillerman, I believe you are as qualified to hit a bridge as anyone, sure send in your application.

zen, yep, what about you?

anonymous, that's all you got out of that post?

Tillerman said...

Thanks Edward. I do have a long resume of hitting things with boats. Where do I apply to be a bar pilot?

Tillerman said...
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Zen said...

I had thought of it. But time is not on my side fro the trip down... Maybe I'll look to crew with someone...