Coast Guard issues order requiring approved salvage plan for grounded fishing vessel

The commercial fishing vessel, Point Estero, rests on a group of rocks after it ran aground at Estero Bluffs State Park, Calif., July 28, 2017. Approximately 91 gallons of fuel and oil were removed along with 2.5 cubic yards of contaminated material U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The commercial fishing vessel, Point Estero, rests on a group of rocks after it ran aground at Estero Bluffs State Park, Calif., July 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard directed the owner of the commercial fishing vessel, Point Estero, to submit a salvage plan before making any arrangements to refloat the grounded vessel near Estero Bluffs State Park Thursday evening.

The Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach commander, Capt. Charlene Downey, instructed the owner to submit a plan detailing actions to be taken by the owner to make the vessel seaworthy for safe transit to a facility to affect permanent repairs for approval by a local Coast Guard representative.

After the Point Estero grounded July 28, the Coast Guard removed approximately 91 gallons of oil, 2.5 cubic yards of contaminated material and two marine-grade batteries to prevent pollution.

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