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   Good news San Francisco. You no longer have to go all the way to Alaska to see what happens when an Exxon oil tanker has a little accident

07 Jan 2013 07:57 PM   |   9508 clicks   |   SFGate
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bob_ross    [TotalFark]  
Bay bridge, meh.  Just stay the fark away from my GG.

07 Jan 2013 04:15 PM
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borg    [TotalFark]  
I'm in San Francisco and not one radio or TV station is reporting this so I'm guessing it's not a big deal.

07 Jan 2013 04:18 PM
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AdolfOliverPanties     

borg: I'm in San Francisco and not one radio or TV station is reporting this so I'm guessing it's not a big deal.


Tanker was empty and hull was not pierced.  Could have been a LOT worse.

07 Jan 2013 05:06 PM
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Kevin72     
Freaky to read about it on FARK and not hear it on the radio news. Lucky it was empty and neglibible damage to the bridge.

07 Jan 2013 05:14 PM
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borg    [TotalFark]  

AdolfOliverPanties: borg: I'm in San Francisco and not one radio or TV station is reporting this so I'm guessing it's not a big deal.

Tanker was empty and hull was not pierced.  Could have been a LOT worse.


9/11 could have been a lot worse if "they" had nuclear bombs
be really I only saw a small news scroll on CBS-5 so far it's obviously a nothing story nobody is breaking in regular programing to over it. This is a market that breaks in for the smallest crap.

07 Jan 2013 05:38 PM
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Outtaphase    [TotalFark]  
Anyone care to cite a reference that says Exxon owned this thing or had anything to do with this?

07 Jan 2013 07:09 PM
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Indubitably     
Defrakwot?!

07 Jan 2013 07:59 PM
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SwiftFox     
The Overseas Reymar is a double-hull vessel, its owner said.

Empty double-hull. Nothing to see here.

07 Jan 2013 08:01 PM
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Indubitably     

SwiftFox: The Overseas Reymar is a double-hull vessel, its owner said.

Empty double-hull. Nothing to see here.


Just my post below/above...

07 Jan 2013 08:02 PM
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Indubitably     

Rufus Lee King: "CAPTAIN!!! BACK THE STARBOARD ENGINE!!!"

[s3.amazonaws.com image 448x252]


"Where's my helmet?"

07 Jan 2013 08:03 PM
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Faraday's Child     
You mean like a few years ago when there actually was a spill in the bay?

07 Jan 2013 08:03 PM
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wallywam1     
"empty oil tanker sideswiped a tower of the Bay Bridge, officials said.
No oil spilled into the bay"
*facepalm*, subby

07 Jan 2013 08:04 PM
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Indubitably     

wallywam1: "empty oil tanker sideswiped a tower of the Bay Bridge, officials said.
No oil spilled into the bay"
*facepalm*, subby


"Yellow Press! Yellow-press!" He exclaimed!

*small-large print plus exclamation points*

07 Jan 2013 08:07 PM
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baronvonzipper     

Outtaphase: Anyone care to cite a reference that says Exxon owned this thing or had anything to do with this?


You're new here, aren't you? We don't need no stinking citations.

07 Jan 2013 08:08 PM
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fat boy     

Indubitably: Rufus Lee King: "CAPTAIN!!! BACK THE STARBOARD ENGINE!!!"

[s3.amazonaws.com image 448x252]

"Where's my Strawberries?"


ftfu

07 Jan 2013 08:10 PM
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fappomatic     
Nothing to see here. Just a little bump & grind. Float along.

07 Jan 2013 08:12 PM
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Barricaded Gunman     

Outtaphase: Anyone care to cite a reference that says Exxon owned this thing or had anything to do with this?


No, but we're having Joe Barton apologize to them, just in case.

07 Jan 2013 08:12 PM
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StopLurkListen     

SwiftFox: The Overseas Reymar is a double-hull vessel, its owner said.

Empty double-hull. Nothing to see here.


We should go back to single-hull tankers so the next time an avoidable ecological disaster happens we can have stuff to talk about.

07 Jan 2013 08:13 PM
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Indubitably     

fat boy: Indubitably: Rufus Lee King: "CAPTAIN!!! BACK THE STARBOARD ENGINE!!!"

[s3.amazonaws.com image 448x252]

"Where's my Strawberries?"

ftfu


I don't need *anything* fixed for me, thank you very much. Here, anyway. *)

07 Jan 2013 08:16 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     

Outtaphase: Anyone care to cite a reference that says Exxon owned this thing or had anything to do with this?


Found a few answers, none of them helps anything.

Manager & owner OSG SHIPMANAGEMENT GREECE - ATHENS, GREECE

07 Jan 2013 08:19 PM
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studebaker hoch     
Faraday's Child

You mean like a few years ago when there actually was a spill in the bay?

Cosco Busan.

Remember now, that the Bay Bridge sits on piers that are only about 2300 feet apart. It's very difficult to thread between these, as there is only about fifth of a mile of clearance to work with on both sides of the ship.

07 Jan 2013 08:26 PM
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Vectron     
HEY, I SAID, NO SMOKING!

07 Jan 2013 08:36 PM
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Sid_6.7    [TotalFark]  

borg: AdolfOliverPanties: borg: I'm in San Francisco and not one radio or TV station is reporting this so I'm guessing it's not a big deal.

Tanker was empty and hull was not pierced. Could have been a LOT worse.

9/11 could have been a lot worse if "they" had nuclear bombs


Yeah, but at a given speed, it probably would have been a lot worse if the tanker had all the extra weight from the oil.

07 Jan 2013 08:36 PM
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Eirik     
Did the front fall off?

07 Jan 2013 08:38 PM
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Junebug     
Christ, not again!!

07 Jan 2013 08:40 PM
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Indubitably     
To despoil

07 Jan 2013 08:40 PM
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Indubitably     

Junebug: Christ, not again!!


Nearly simulpost, I suspect we could be friends too. Peace and Word.

07 Jan 2013 08:41 PM
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Brick-House     
OMG... OMG... OMG... OMG... OMG...

indianapublicmedia.org

Oh wait, this is from 1989. Never Mind.

07 Jan 2013 08:42 PM
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here to help     
No oil spilled into the bay
No oil spilled into the bay
No oil spilled into the bay
No oil spilled into the bay


yeesh

07 Jan 2013 08:42 PM
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Radioactive Ass     

Sid_6.7: Yeah, but at a given speed, it probably would have been a lot worse if the tanker had all the extra weight from the oil.


I don't think so. The fenders are designed to take a full on hit by large ships at normal bay traffic speeds so the bridge wasn't in any real danger. With a double hulled ship the odds of a major spill are very low short of breaking the keel in two.The last bay spill was by a single hulled tanker that had a similar accident.

07 Jan 2013 08:48 PM
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A Shambling Mound     

studebaker hoch: Remember now, that the Bay Bridge sits on piers that are only about 2300 feet apart. It's very difficult to thread between these, as there is only about fifth of a mile of clearance to work with on both sides of the ship.


I think that is the larger point people are overlooking here. It's amazing that crew managed to squeeze that ship between those piers at all, much less with only minor damage.

07 Jan 2013 08:52 PM
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dryknife     
San Fransisco has more than enough experience with tanker collisions and oil spills.

Standard Oil Tankers Collide

07 Jan 2013 08:57 PM
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mgshamster     

dryknife: San Fransisco has more than enough experience with tanker collisions and oil spills.

Standard Oil Tankers Collide


Thank you. I was going to come here and day that California and the bay area experience plenty of oil spills. Most of them just happen to not threaten the coastline or wildlife that much.

07 Jan 2013 09:46 PM
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Another Government Employee     

Brick-House: OMG... OMG... OMG... OMG... OMG...

[indianapublicmedia.org image 850x566]

Oh wait, this is from 1989. Never Mind.


Tampa Skyway is a little more accurate.

07 Jan 2013 09:49 PM
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Dougie AXP     
Hey Dumbmitter, Exxon no longer has a shipping fleet. But what's a little thing like facts and details?

07 Jan 2013 10:25 PM
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Gyrfalcon     
Well, except that it wasn't an Exxon tanker, no oil spilled into the bay, and it wasn't caused by a drunken captain or a navigational error, sure they're exactly identical in every respect.

07 Jan 2013 10:41 PM
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cryinoutloud     

Gyrfalcon: Well, except that it wasn't an Exxon tanker, no oil spilled into the bay, and it wasn't caused by a drunken captain or a navigational error, sure they're exactly identical in every respect.


They were both in the Pacific Ocean. Stop being so technical and everything.

07 Jan 2013 10:53 PM
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Ryker's Peninsula     
I think subby was a little too excited about the thought of mixing "oil" and "San Francisco" and forgot to read the first sentence of TFA.
NTTAWWT

07 Jan 2013 10:55 PM
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TheJoe03     
Who needs Exxon when we have PG&E?

www.indybay.org

07 Jan 2013 11:13 PM
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MyToeHurts     

Another Government Employee: Brick-House: OMG... OMG... OMG... OMG... OMG...

[indianapublicmedia.org image 850x566]

Oh wait, this is from 1989. Never Mind.

Tampa Skyway is a little more accurate.


Nope The Bay Bridge 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

08 Jan 2013 01:24 AM
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dudemanbro     

bob_ross: Bay bridge, meh.  Just stay the fark away from my GG.


BLASPHEMER!!1

08 Jan 2013 01:42 AM
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Matthew Keene     
Tanker is likely larger than where it is based. South Pacific coral atoll of Majuro.

08 Jan 2013 05:06 AM
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kimmygibblershomework     
Oh please. There have been many guys in SF who have seen some nasty oil spills for the last 60 or so years lol.

/They will probably celebrate the "rainbow colored film" it leaves in the water as the largest gay pride flag in the world lol.

08 Jan 2013 06:32 AM
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Sid_6.7    [TotalFark]  

Sid_6.7: Tanker was empty and hull was not pierced. Could have been a LOT worse.

9/11 could have been a lot worse if "they" had nuclear bombs

Yeah, but at a given speed, it probably would have been a lot worse if the tanker had all the extra weight from the oil.


Okay, that's fair. I should have said something along the lines of "more likely to cause damage" or something.

08 Jan 2013 06:43 PM
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