Captain of the Port Issues Restrictions on Vessel Traffic on San Francisco Bay

Alameda, Calif. – The Captain of the Port has issued the following restrictions as a result of today’s oil spill in San Francisco Bay:

  • All vessels must gain clearance from Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) to transit the spill area. Mariners should contact VTS on marine channel 14 to request clearance.
  • All ferry service transiting San Francisco Bay is operational. However, ferries are being routed north around the spill area.
  • Vessel traffic through the Oakland Estuary and Oakland Bar Channel will be limited and allowed on a case-by-case basis, upon approval from VTS.

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