Oil Tanker Strikes Bay Bridge Tower

By: Sylvia Ramirez - Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:16:58 -0800

(BCN) -- Officials are investigating an oil tanker that struck one of the Bay Bridge towers late Monday morning, San Francisco Fire Department and U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
      
The vessel struck the so-called "Echo Tower" on the far east side of the bridge's western span around 11:20 a.m., according to the Coast Guard.
      
As of 12:30 p.m., there were no reports of spilled oil, damage or injuries.
      
The vessel is being detained in the Bay while the Coast Guard responds.
      
A San Francisco fire boat was also dispatched to the scene, fire officials said.

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