Coast Guard Briefing: Oil tanker directed to get 4,000 feet of boom after hitting Bay Bridge — Monitoring for signs of product entering water (VIDEO)

Published: January 7th, 2013 at 6:33 pm ET
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Title: Press conference regarding tanker vessel striking Bay Bridge tower
Source: ABC 7
Date: Jan. 7, 2012 at 6:00p ET

Coast Guard Spokesman: For the next couple hours we’re going to continue to monitor, make sure there are no signs of pollution, product, entering the water. And we’re also going to be investigating the ship integrity itself, keep sounding the tanks […]

Reporter: You said earlier that you deployed 4,000 feet of boom?

Coast Guard Spokesman: So that the Overseas Reymar enacted their vessel plant and spoke to a oil spill response organization, and as a preventative measure, the captain of the port asked them, directed them, to get boom on scene and 4,000 feet of boom specifically. […]

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Published: January 7th, 2013 at 6:33 pm ET
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