Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Saturday, 12.20.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3
 4  5  6  7  8  9  10
 11  12  13  14  15  16  17
 18  19  20  21  22  23  24
 25  26  27  28  29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Nov 20,2007
San Francisco oil spill response reviewed
by UPI

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee wants a Department of Homeland Security investigation into the emergency response to a San Francisco Bay oil spill.

The House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation heard three hours of testimony Monday into the response when the Cosco Busan hit a bridge footing on Nov. 7 and spilled 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil into the bay, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The congressional panel asked why the ship hit the bridge in heavy fog, whether there had been adequate communications and equipment on board and an explanation for delays in reporting the spill and its severity.

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board said their investigation could take a year, which didn't sit well with committee member and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the newspaper said.

"I wasn't satisfied with the answers or the path that we were on," Pelosi said.

A further frustration for the subcommittee was that no representatives of the ship or crew attended the hearing, the newspaper said.

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

990 times read

Related news
San Francisco oil spill crew staying mum by UPI posted on Nov 15,2007

San Francisco cleanup to hit $61M or more by UPI posted on Dec 19,2007

Criminal probe in San Francisco oil spill by UPI posted on Nov 12,2007

$50,000 given for displaced fishermen by UPI posted on Apr 15,2009

Jefferson indicted by The San Diego Union-Tribune posted on Jun 08,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 14 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?