Guilty Plea from Cosco Busan Operator

Mike Schuler
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May 13, 2009


Some more events unfolded yesterday in the case of the Cosco Busan allision with the San Francisco Bay Bridge.  Fleet Management Ltd., the vessels operating company, plead guilty to two misdemeanor criminal charges and admitted it was partly to blame for the spill of 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay.

If accepted, the guilty plea would also expose Fleet Management Ltd. to damages for the costs of the November 2007 spill and cleanup.

Fleet Management has also been charged with six felonies for allegedly concealing its navigation plans for the Cosco Busan and fabricating documents after the spill to interfere with the investigation. Its trial is scheduled for Sept. 14.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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