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Vengeance crane barge sinking

San Francisco Bay, CA | 2017-Apr-07

Initial Notification: On April 7, 2017, the USCG Sector San Francisco contacted the NOAA SSC to report that a 112’ x 52’ deck barge and crane had capsized and sunk around midnight, just east of Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay. The barge and crane reportedly had roughly 4,000 gallons of diesel and 300 gallons of hydraulic fluid on-board at the time of sinking. The crane and barge had been working on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) subway tube under the Bay prior to the sinking, but BART officials have reported no known damage to the BART transit system. Sector San Francisco requested oil fate & trajectory support.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 4000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 37° 48.57′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 21.07′ West