M/V Cosco Busan

State TrusteeFederal TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

Incident Type

Oil

State

California

Case Status

Restoration

Location

San Francisco Bay, Pacific Ocean

Authority

OPA

Contaminants of Concern Include

Oil

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Threatened and Endangered Species, DOI Managed Lands

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

$23,353,107.52

*Restoration Funds Allocated:

$16,726,875.34

*Restoration Funds Remaining:

$7,773,097.81

* Restoration Funds can contain multiple settlements/projects. All collections are placed in interest bearing accounts. For detailed information on individual settlements/ projects please visit: NRDAR Status Report

Case Description

On November 7, 2007, the freighter Cosco Busan struck the Bay Bridge as it attempted to depart San Francisco Bay. The accident created a gash in the hull of the vessel, causing it to spill 53,569 gallons of oil into the Bay, according to US Coast Guard calculations. Wind and currents took some of the oil outside of the Bay, where it impacted the outer coast from approximately Half Moon Bay to Point Reyes. Inside the Bay, the oil primarily impacted waters and shoreline within the central portion of the Bay, from Tiburon to San Francisco on the west side and from Richmond to Alameda on the east side.

The spill precipitated widespread beach closures, fishery closures (both commercial and recreational), and the cancellation of many activities associated with boating or use of the Bay waters. A large-scale response ensued, with clean-up crews active for several weeks. The response was organized through a Unified Command, which was made up of several federal and state agencies as well as the responsible parties.

Portions of the response were completed as beaches were inspected and determined to have met cleanup criteria. The US Coast Guard officially declared the response to be complete on November 9, 2008, one year and two days after the spill.

The Cosco Busan leaves San Francisco Bay on Dec. 20, 2007, after hitting the Bay Bridge on Nov. 7., Credit: U.S. Coast Guard


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Factsheet

 Factsheet 2008 (May) NRDAR Planning Update 05/01/2008
 Factsheet 2008 (October) NRDAR Planning Update 10/01/2008
 Factsheet 2009 NRDAR Planning Update 10/01/2009
 Factsheet 2011 Trustee Council News Update 09/01/2011
 Factsheet 2013 Trustee Council News Update 01/01/2013
 Factsheet 2014 Trustee Council News Update 01/01/2014
 Factsheet 2015 Trustee Council News Update 01/01/2015
 Factsheet Bird Injury Summary 02/01/2008
 Factsheet Cosco Busan Oil Spill Environmental Contaminants Program 12/01/2007

Agreement

 MOA/MOU Trustees Agreement 02/10/2012

Assessment

 Assessment Plan Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan  
 Assessment Plan Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan-Supplement  

Settlement

 Consent Decree Consent Decree 01/27/2012

Restoration

 Restoration Plan Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan 02/01/2012
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan-Appendices 02/01/2012
 Restoration Plan Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan-Appendices  
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan-Supplement 02/01/2012
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan 02/01/2012

Other

 Powerpoint Presentations 2008 January Public Scoping Meeting Presentation 01/01/2008

Map View

Case Contact

San Francisco Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife

Sacramento, CA | (916) 930-5603 | http://www.fws.gov/sfbaydelta/

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