Coast Guard, unified command review surfacing details of sunken tug at Treasure Island

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, local agencies, and other partner organizations initiated oil mitigation and surfacing plans in response to the sinking of a tug at Pier One on Treasure Island, last Monday.

Global Diving and Salvage has been contracted to surface the tug, Wenonah, as she rests in 30-feet of water. Salvage crews have begun preparing the vessel for raising in order to secure the pollution threat. Surfacing of the vessel is expected during the next two weeks, as logistical and administrative issues are addressed. The National Response Corporation continues containment and recovery operations.

California Department of Fish and Game has received no reports of impacts to wildlife. Caution buoys have been placed around the containment area to enforce a 200-yard safety zone and warn passing vessels and ensure protection of the local public and environment from any further oil discharge.

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