SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although Regal Stone
-- owners of the Cosco Busan -- has been named the Responsible Party by the
state of California, this designation has no connection with
'responsibility' for the accident," said Darrell Wilson, spokesman for the
shipping company. "That responsibility will be clearly determined by the
official investigation, which the USCG is undertaking and in which we as
owners are fully participating."
The designation Responsible Party is a term of law which means the
party initially responsible for the clean-up and response.
"This is a responsibility Regal Stone has embraced since the start of
this very regrettable accident. We will meet all of our responsibilities to
the full extent of the law," said Wilson.
"We are committed to a robust and professional response. We want to
thank every person, company and government official for their enormous
effort. We are sorry the incident has taken place but wish to assure the
community we take our responsibilities with the clean-up very seriously,
We also take the investigation seriously and look forward to a
resolution which will contribute to a safer Bay and safer shipping," said
SOURCE Regal Stone Ltd.