Oil tanker hits Bay Bridge, fire reported; Update: No leaks

https://twitter.com/AlectheCubsFan/status/288381861913317376

Details are sketchy, but Twitter users are starting to buzz about a reported fire on the Bay Bridge. Early local media accounts point to an oil tanker that may have “brushed up” against one of the bridge towers. The Coast Guard is apparently responding to the incident.

https://twitter.com/nbcbayarea/status/288379179861430272

https://twitter.com/RunGomez/status/288383682413211650

https://twitter.com/JuanCarlosABC7/status/288383886554198016

https://twitter.com/kron4news/status/288382983050776576

Twitchy will monitor and update with any new developments.

Update: This is good news.

https://twitter.com/Chris_Hoenig/status/288384741516906496

Update: It appears that the tanker was empty:

https://twitter.com/KristinHanes/status/288388096310001664

Thank goodness.

Update: Looks like the Bay Bridge is OK, too:

https://twitter.com/abc7newsBayArea/status/288423271995682816

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Not sure of the specifics, but most bridge supports have, for lack of the correct term, a “pier” around them to absorb sideswipes. A head on collision would be more than it was designed for. But if it was a scrape down the sides, no leaks from the ship or major damage to the bridge would be expected.

  • Vallarta90

    There was no fire reported, SF Fire REPORTED the incident!

  • http://odinslounge.wordpress.com/ Moose

    Obviously we should ban assault bridges!

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Nothing spilled out because it was full of guns and Mexicans.

  • brewerandpatriot

    30-40 feet of wood and plastic-how many billions should they add on to the Sandy relief bill for the repairs?

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    A bit more on the incident.

    http://gcaptain.com/tanker-allides-francisco-bridge/?fb_action_ids=10151229961532399&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%2210151229961532399%22%3A318610351589303}&action_type_map={%2210151229961532399%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&action_ref_map=[]