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Tanker which hit Calif. bridge had no oil cargo

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Posted: Jan 7, 2013 4:32 PM
Source: Associated Press

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SAN FRANCISCO - Officials say the ship that hit the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was not carrying oil as cargo, only fuel to power its engines.

The ship struck a tower of the bridge's western span around 11:20 a.m. Monday. Coast Guard and transportation officials say there were no reports of leaking oil and the bridge remained open to traffic.

San Francisco Bar Pilots Association spokesman Charlie Goodyear says the ship's tanks were empty at the time.

Its hull appears to have suffered some scrapes and indentations, but it was not breached.

Goodyear says the pilot remained on board to be interviewed by the Coast Guard.

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