NTSB: Pilot’s personal issues affected judgement

A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hearing looking into the Cosco Busan oil spill, shed more light on the personal problems of the pilot captain that may have contributed to the disaster on San Francisco Bay. The NTSB revealed that Capt. John Cota is an alcoholic who also was using prescription drugs during work hours … Read more

970 birds now in care; 496 washed of oil

Latest numbers on the oiled bird response: 970 live birds in care496 washed of oil268 died/euthanized 1,113 found dead in the field* *Animals found dead include:401 visibly oiled217 unoiled495 unassessed2 raccoons Most of the birds treated include Scoters, Scaups, Grebes, Loons and Cormorants. A complete list of birds affected by the spill will be compiled … Read more