Ten years later: the lessons of the Cosco Busan oil spill

The Six Fifty

Ten years ago, on November 7, 2007, the Cosco Busan container ship hit a support tower on the Bay Bridge and spilled more than 53,500 gallons of dense bunker oil into the San Francisco Bay... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of pollution watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper, pointed to the Cosco Busan incident as a critical wake-up call for her organization and many others like it. “Baykeeper had always had a finger in the pot as a watchdog for oil spill and response,” she said. “The 2007 oil spill really kicked us into gear to put both hands in.”