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post #1 of 8 Old 01-24-2013, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm confused...

A couple weeks ago, an empty tanker hit the Bay Bridge... Damaged the tanker and did about $3 million damage to the bridge fender... but NO oil spill.

What is confusing is that it was reported that they'd unloaded 350,000 barrels of oil at the Shell refinery in Martinez, CA. and were headed back out to sea... back to pick up more crude oil.

As far as I know, no news organization has asked a very important question... "Why were they so far south?" You don't have to go anywhere near The Bay Bridge to get back out to sea from Martinez.... see attachment (map)

Red/yellow star is where Shell Martinez refinery is... Red line is path tanker should take.... Purple/pink star is where they hit Bay Bridge.

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Ok first can i just say "ITs Califorina" they probably had to go under the bridge to avoid the tolls on the way out. What tolls? you say, again see first comment. If you want to see how not to do something ask CA to do it first. Sorry your there but, hey it is pretty right?

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I dunno. South is South and West is West. South isn't West. Maybe it is a form of directional relativism. Like: "How dare you impose your compass on me! South is just as valid as West!"

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Funny thing is: A Harbor Pilot was in control at the time... There was no reason to go south under The Bay Bridge... They'd just have to go back north again and under the bridge to get back to the channel to go under The Golden Gate Bridge back out to sea. Yes... The harbor pilot passed the drug test.

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You'd think then some sort of equipment failure. May be the throttle got stuck on the starboard engine steering it that way.
Was the pilot from CA?
I think CA is still the issue they dont hit the Bay Bridge in NY. If the bridge was in New York it probibly wouldnt have been hit.
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.. The harbor pilot passed the drug test.

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yeah but he didnt pass the drunk test most captains are drunks


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They had trouble trying to give him a sobriety test after he was pulled over.
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May be that was the issue. He pulled over into the Bay bridge. Dooh

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