Cause of fuel spill still under investigation
The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continue to respond to a fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman's Wharf in the San Francisco Bay on Sep 27, 2014. At 10:56 a.m. the Coast Guard San Francisco received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the SS "Jeremiah O'Brien". Coast Guard Incident Management Division personnel immediately dispatched a pollution response Federal On-scene Coordinator's Representative to confirm the report and assess on-scene conditions. Once on scene, the FOSCR confirmed the source of the fuel spill had been secured, and the SS "Jeremiah O'Brien" contracted an Oil Spill Response Organization to deploy resources to recover the discharged fuel and prevent further environmental impact. A Coast Guard Station Golden Gate boatcrew and an Air Station San Francisco helicopter aircrew conducted multiple patrols of the waterway near Pier 45 on Sep 28 for any sign of pollution; none were discovered. Additionally, three Coast Guard pollution response teams conducted thorough shoreline assessments around the adjacent marinas and harbors. The response teams located light sheening from an oil product around the docks within Hyde Street Harbor and immediately dispatched resources to contain and cleanup the identified sheens. The Coast Guard federalized the pollution incident and assumed control of the clean up and containment processes to ensure maximum resources were utilized to accelerate the containment and cleanup effort. The Coast Guard's FOSCR was supervising the cleanup effort where a contracted Oil Spill Response Organization has deployed more than 6,000 feet of hard and absorbent boom around the SS "Jeremiah O'Brien", Hyde Street Harbor and other environmentally sensitive areas. The Coast Guard and California Fish and Wildlife continued to conduct shoreline patrols of the adjacent harbors and marinas until the cleanup efforts are complete to ensure the safety of the marine environment and the public. The cause of the fuel spill is still under investigation.
Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Spills Fuel Into San Francisco Bay at Fisherman’s Wharf
The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continued Sunday to respond to a fuel oil spill from the SS Jeremiah O’Brien near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard was alerted Saturday morning that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the World War II-era Liberty Ship. First responders reported a 100-by-150-yard sheen in the vicinity of the vessel at Pier 45. The SS Jeremiah O’Brien immediately contracted an Oil Spill Response Organization and as of Sunday over 6,000 feet of boom was deployed around the vessel and other at-risk or environmentally sensitive areas. Meanwhile cleanup crews used vacuum trucks and skimming vessels as part of the recovery efforts. The Coast Guard reports that the source of the spill has been secured. A initial statement from the Coast Guard said that the spill reportedly occurred during an internal transfer of product onboard the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, but the incident is still under investigation. An overflight of the area Sunday found no visible signs pollution, but the Coast Guard said a response team located a light sheen around the docks within Hyde Street Harbor. Source: http://gcaptain.com/liberty-ship-ss-jeremiah-obrien-spills-fuel-san-francisco-bay-fishermans-wharf/
Man rescued from oil tank on SS Jeremiah O'Brien
San Francisco fire crews rushed to rescue a man who fell into an oil tank on the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship. Specialized rescue teams were called in to free the unidentified man who was working on the ship when he fell about 10 feet into a tank that is just 18 inches in diameter. Fire officials say the man was on a ladder and was not wearing fall protection when the accident happened. The 37-year-old man suffered a cut to his head and complained of back pain. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8540429Upload News