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Image : M/V Cosco Busan


Location: San Francisco Bay
Date: November 7, 2007

Lat./Long.:  37°48'29.30"N, 122°23'8.06"W
Material spilled: Bunker fuel
Amount spilled: approx. 53,500 gallons
Spill extent: 150 sq. miles; 26 miles of shoreline
GCxGC chromatogram
The material represented in this GCxGC chromatogram was collected from Port Tank #4 of the Cosco Busan by the United States Coast Guard.  Port Tank #4 was damaged when the ship hit the bridge and this is the material that spilled into San Francisco Bay.  Each peak in the chromatogram represents a different molecular compound. (Courtesy Robert K. Nelson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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