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January 28, 2009

Close call for tanker near Golden Gate Bridge

That collective sigh of relief you heard Tuesday night was for the stranded oil tanker that drifted dangerously close to the rocky shore in Marin County near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Coast Guard Photo)

Luckily the 741-foot oil tanker was secured after it lost power while heading out of San Francisco Bay. It rekindled memories of the Cosco Busan oil spill that hit in November 2007.

The Ecudorian flagged Overseas Cleliamar usually carries petroleum products. It had no cargo, although it carried thousands of gallons of fuel oil onboard to sail back to Ecuador. The Coast Guard monitored the ship today and it is now be docked in San Francisco Bay

Powerless tanker got close to rocky shore