Infamous Cosco Busan Pilot Will NOT Get His License Back

John Cota, the former San Francisco pilot who infamously crashed the M/V Cosco Busan into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on a typical foggy morning in November 2007 causing the discharge of some 53,000 gallons of oil, will not be getting his license back. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from Cota … [Read more...]

John Cota Suing Coast Guard Over License

John Cota, the infamous San Francisco bar pilot who crashed the Cosco Busan into the Bay Bridge in 2007, is suing the U.S. Coast Guard to get his license back. In the lawsuit, which is cited in a report by the San Francisco Chronicle, John Cota and his legal team claim that in 2008 the Coast Guard tricked him into surrendering his credentials in a "sham" voluntary agreement, … [Read more...]

Former Cosco Busan Pilot, John Cota, Wants His License Back [REPORT]

John Cota, the former San Francisco ship pilot who shot to notoriety after crashing the M/V Cosco Busan into the Bay Bridge on a typical foggy morning in November 2007, would like his license back. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Cota and his team of lawyers are working through the Coast Guard appeals process to try to renew his mariner's license, in hopes of once … [Read more...]