Oil spill a mile long threatens San Francisco bay

Environmental Issues

30th Oct 2009- The Dubai Star, a vessel anchored in San Francisco bay has apparently leaked oil into the bay, threatening the marine environment in the bay. The US Coast Guard is reportedly handling this issue and monitoring the area.

Oil spills are one of the major hazards of transporting goods (including oil itself) over long distances across the globe. The introduction of bigger and larger supertankers and giant supertankers have only increased the risks of environmental disasters manifold in this decade.