Thomson ReutersJanuary 8, 2013 09:03
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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An oil tanker struck a
tower of the San Francisco Bay Bridge on Monday but did not
appear to spill any oil into the bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The 750-foot-long "Overseas Reymar", sailing under a
Marshall Islands flag, was empty except for water that was used
as ballast, U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Heather Lampert said.
The tanker was about five miles from the Golden Gate Bridge,
where the San Francisco Bay opens into the Pacific Ocean.