Coast Guard, Port of Astoria personnel respond to vessel sinking in Astoria, Oregon

d13WARRENTON, Ore — Coast Guard and Port of Astoria personnel removed a sunken vessel from the Port of Astoria and mitigated the resulting pollution this week.

A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River incident management team worked with the Port of Astoria personnel to safely removed the Cap’n Oscar Monday.

Port of Astoria personnel removed boom and absorbent materials Wednesday, after ensuring all remaining pollution had been removed from the area.

The Coast Guard Sector Columbia Incident Management Division works with Port of Astoria personnel to refloat and lift the vessel Cap'N Oscar, after it sunk at the Port of Astoria, Ore., Feb. 11, 2015. Providing coordinated and effective response to the release of pollution is one of IMD's main objectives and part of the Coast Guard's marine safety mission. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo taken by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg)

The Coast Guard Sector Columbia Incident Management Division works with Port of Astoria personnel to refloat and lift the vessel Cap’N Oscar, after it sunk at the Port of Astoria, Ore., Feb. 11, 2015. Coast Guard Photo taken by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg)

 

“We owe our success of this response to the strong partnership we have with the Port of Astoria,” said Chief Petty Officer Bradley Bennett an incident management responder at Sector Columbia River. “The quick thinking of the responding members utilizing equipment staged at the location was directly responsible in reducing what could have been significant pollution impact.”

The derelict vessel Cap’n Oscar is a 69-foot fishing vessel. Its sinking was reported to Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders after port personnel noticed it had already partially sunk, and took immediate action to place a boom around the vessel.

The vessel has been moved to a hangar at Tongue Point.

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