Why Cosco Busan Pilot Got A Stretch

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Jul 212009

image By now you know that Captain John Cota, who was piloting the Cosco Busan when it hit the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, has been given a ten-month prison stretch. It might be churlish to note that the sentence is somewhat less than the detention in the US of the vessel’s crew members as ‘material witnesses’, none of whom were charged with any wrong doing, so let’s look at the lessons that might be dragged kicking and screaming out of this unfortunate incident.

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