Coast Guard responding to sunken barge south of the Bay Bridge, cleanup underway

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard and the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response are responding to the report of the capsized and sunken 112-foot freight barge Vengeance leaking diesel fuel and hydraulic oil south of the Bay Bridge, Friday.

Coast Guard responders and investigators are on site executing cleanup strategies for a maximum potential release of 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 300 gallons of lube oil.

National Response Corporation Emergency Services personnel have been contracted to deploy 3,000 feet of hard boom.

Coast Guard Station San Francisco crews are enforcing a safety zone in the area to ensure the safety of responders. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco have issued a safety marine information broadcast to local mariners.

No shoreline or wildlife impact has been reported.

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco helicopter crew is conducting an overflight of the area.

The owners of the sunken barge have contracted Global Diving and Salvage to assess the salvage response and environmental impact.

The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund has been opened for $50,000 for pollution mitigation.

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