A San Francisco official has filed a negligence action againstthe parties connected with the freighter that spilled 58,000gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay after hitting a bridge onNov. 7.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Monday that a suit wasfiled in San Francisco Superior Court, under the state'sLempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act, andother state laws.

The spill developed after the M/V Cosco Busan–a 65,131-ton,900-foot long container ship–struck the base of the SanFrancisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, ripping a gash in the ship's hull,pouring out heavy bunker fuel.

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