Monday, November 12, 2007

The Pilot of the Ship that Struck the Bay Bridge, and dumped 58 THOUSAND fucking gallons of Bunker Fuel" into SF Bay

had a record for fucking up:
Capt. John Cota, the veteran master mariner who was piloting the container ship Cosco Busan when it hit the Bay Bridge on Wednesday, has been involved in a number of ship-handling incidents and was reprimanded last year for an error in judgment when he ran a ship aground, state regulatory documents show.

He's a drunk, I'd bet the ranch on it...
And as Stormbear remarked, on his blog and at MLW, I hope the cargo--what, rufie-covered stocking-stuffers, lead-painted toys, toys with tiny, dangerous magnets, rubber-fucking-duckies?--is/was worth the devastation of the Bay. But of course, everybody (except business people) isw forced to pay the price for 'bidness.' That's the Murricun Way: Socialize costs, privatize profit.

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