Coast Guard monitoring grounded vessel on Columbia River

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE – Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, based in Astoria, Ore., is monitoring a 584-foot cargo vessel that ran aground on the Columbia River, Thursday, at approximately 6:10 p.m.

No injuries were reported and an aerial inspection by an MH-60 Jayhawk helciopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, found no visibile signs of pollution.

The cargo vessel Luminous Ace grounded at mile marker 40 after an electrical outage caused the vessel to lose all steering capabilities. The vessel, which is not obstructing the navigable waterway, has dropped a shore side anchor to prevent any further movement while tugs transit to location.

While anchored, Luminous Ace regained power and propulsion. The tugs are planning to transit the vessel, at high tide, to an anchoring location near Astoria. Next high tide occurs on Friday at 1 a.m.

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