We learned on Friday that in the midst of that windy storm, just after midnight Thursday night, a barge with a crane on top of it that was under contract to BART capsized and sank to the bottom of the Bay just south of the Bay Bridge. Initially there were reports that it was leaking fuel, however divers managed to plug that leak on Friday, and now, as Bay City News reports, the barge has come to rest directly on top of the Transbay Tube, though there is 20 to 30 feet of earth separating them.

The Coast Guard issued a statement Monday saying that BART and the Tube are "not impacted," and the barge "poses no threat to the Bay Area Rapid Transit District Transbay Tube or salvage operations."

The 112-foot barge, oddly named Vengeance, capsized with 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 300 gallons of hydraulic fluid on board. It is owned by Vortex Marine Construction and they, along with BART, the Coast Guard, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response, and the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management are all trying to come up with a salvage plan now.

Ironically, the barge was being used for routine maintenance work to inspect and prevent corrosion in the Transbay Tube. It is usually moored at Treasure Island.

As the Examiner reports, a Coast Guard helicopter flew over the area Sunday to look for any oil sheens as a result of the sinking, but saw none.

Previously: Windy Storm Topples Big Rig On Bay Bridge, Knocks Out Power For Thousands In East Bay