Cosco Busan captain fails to get his license back

SAN FRANCISCO

Our media partner The Mercury News reports a judge today dismissed Capt. John Cota's lawsuit, seeking to get his license back.

Cota served time in prison after investigators found he was going too fast in foggy conditions and was under the influence of prescription drugs when his oil tanker crashed.

The ruptured oil tanker leaked 53,000 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay, causing one of the worst ecological disasters in the bay in two decades.

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