News ID: 73339 |
Publish Date: 09:54 - 09 April 2017

San Francisco: Barge Capsized, Fuel Leaking

A 112-foot freight barge has capsized and is leaking fuel and hydraulic oil near the Bay Bridge, Sa Francisco

San Francisco: Barge Capsized, Fuel Leaking
According to MANA,The U.S. Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response are responding to the barge named Vengeance, and their cleanup strategy anticipates 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.
Officials believe winds, which reached more than 40 mph during an overnight storm, caused the barge to sink.
 The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund has been opened for $50,000 for pollution mitigation.
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