Coast Guard responds to submerged vessel in Oyster Cove Marina

National Response Center LogoSAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a submerged vessel in Oyster Cove Marina Saturday.

At 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report from a good Samaritan concerning a 40-foot submerged vessel at Dock 4 in Oyster Cove Marina in South San Francisco. The person reported a strong smell of diesel near the vessel at Slip 189.

The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fun was opened, and $15,000 was authorized for use to clean up any discharged oil. Parker Diving was contracted as the spill response contractor to assist the Coast Guard in the response.

As of 5:40 a.m., the vents where the oil was discharging from have been plugged and boom has been deployed. There are no Environmentally Sensitive Areas in the vicinity that could be impacted by the discharged oil. The size of the diesel tanks and quantity of fuel that was inside them or the amount of oil discharged is unknown at this time.

The name and documentation number of the vessel or the identification of the owner has not been determined. Efforts are being made to locate and notify the owner. The cause of the vessel to become submerged has not been determined.

“The swift response by our Incident Management Team in conjunction with Parker Diving this morning reduced the potential of harm to the marine environment in Oyster Cove Marina,” said Capt. Greg Stump, commander, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco.

The cause of the incident is under investigation..

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