California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Graphic California map showing the locations of Cosco Busan spill Oiled Surf Scoter and Eared Grebe. Photo by Bob Dang
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Cosco Busan Oil Spill

  • 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.

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Page Last Updated: January 21, 2015