Pilot’s Last Minute Decision Caused Overseas Reymar Allision with Bay Bridge – NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board has released the Marine Accident Report on its investigation into the January 2013 allision between the Overseas Reymar tanker and a tower of the Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, determining that the pilot's last minute decision to alter course just prior to crossing below the bridge ultimately led to the allision. On the morning … [Read more...]

Overseas Reymar Update – Board Recommends Disciplinary Action Against Tanker Pilot

The California Board of Pilot Commissioners voted unanimously last week to revoke the license of Overseas Reymar pilot Guy Kleess who was navigating the oil tanker when she allided with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge early this year. The pilot commissioners stated that Kleess failed to communicate effectively with the crew, lost situational awareness, was "complacent," … [Read more...]

OSG Tanker Cleared to Sail After Bridge Allision

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday said that it has completed interviews, evidence collection, and a thorough safety inspection onboard the Overseas Reymar tanker and has cleared the vessel to sail. The 752-foot Marshall Islands-flagged tanker has been anchored in San Francisco Bay’s Anchorage 7 after alliding with tower six, also known as the “echo” tower, of the … [Read more...]

Was Speed a Factor in the Overseas Reymar Allision?

As the Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board launch their investigation into Monday's tanker allision with the San Francisco Bay Bridge, information available to the public has hinted that excessive speed coupled with poor visibility may have played a role. But was speed really a factor in this case? As we reported yesterday, the 752-foot Marshall … [Read more...]

OSG Tanker Allides With San Francisco Bay Bridge [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

A double-hulled oil tanker owned by Overseas Shipholding Group sustained damage, but is not believed to be leaking oil after alliding with the San Francisco Bay Bridge Monday morning. A statement released by the San Francisco Bar Pilots Association said that at approximately 11:15 a.m. Monday morning, the Overseas Reymar, a 69,636 DWT Panamax oil products tanker, made … [Read more...]