SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in the San Francisco Bay area, where hundreds of workers are trying to contain the oil spill from a cargo ship that struck a support tower of the Bay Bridge.

After meeting with state, federal and local officials at a command post at Fort Mason, the governor said he is satisfied with the pace and scope of clean-up efforts. The emergency proclamation he signed today makes additional state personnel and equipment available to speed up the process.

Schwarzenegger also directed a state office charged with preventing and responding to oil spills to dip into an industry-financed trust fund to help pay for the cleanup.