Pilot in Bay Bridge oil tanker crash had three accidents since 2009

San Jose Mercury News

SAN FRANCISCO -- A 752-foot oil tanker sailing in the fog collided with a tower of the Bay Bridge on Monday morning, spilling no oil but raising alarming new questions about oil tanker safety in San Francisco Bay.

The ship, the Overseas Reymar, based in the Marshall Islands, had unloaded its oil at the Shell refinery in Martinez only hours before it grazed the "Echo Tower" of the Bay Bridge at 11:18 a.m., between Yerba Buena Island and San Francisco. Although it was carrying thousands of gallons of bunker fuel, authorities said it appeared none of that spilled.