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Federal investigators have launched a criminal probe into a cargo ship collision and oil spill, the Coast Guard said, which killed hundreds of birds in San Francisco Bay.

The container ship MV Cosco Busan hit the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Wednesday and is being held in Oakland for repairs, said Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard on Sunday night.

Although the captain and crew were not allowed to leave the vessel due to federal shipping laws, they were not officially detained, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Anastasia Belvin. Read full article »

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