Posted by on July 17, 2017
Categories: Bay Area

(BANT) – Workers started today raising the bow of a barge that sank in San Francisco Bay in early April, the last piece of the vessel to come out of the water, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.

Last week, workers raised the stern and “crane house” of the 112-foot barge Vengeance, which sank April 7.

The bow should be out of the water and on a construction barge either today or Tuesday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Cory Mendenhall said.

Vengeance went down between Yerba Buena Island and the city of Oakland’s shoreline.

Vengeance was usually moored at Treasure Island and was used periodically to prevent corrosion in the Transbay Tube, which connects Oakland and San Francisco by subway train, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

No one was on the barge when it sank and neither the tube nor the morning commute was affected that day.