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Delayed Reaction: Cosco Busan Oil Spill

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The environmental damage inflicted by the Cosco Busan Oil Spill was underestimated at first as became clear by close of business yesterday— official response was curiously FEMA-like in speed. It also turns out that Capt. John Cota, seafarer supreme, has jacked up a vessel (or four) in the past. Folks are warned to stay out of the bay, whether by boat or body. But get this— race officials are holding this weekend's Treasure Island triathlon anyway. Here's to those clever contenders prescient enough to have trained in oil.