Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel, pollution near Bodega Bay

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard NewsALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard responded to a report of a grounded vessel near Bodega Bay, Calif., Friday morning.

Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay received a report from a good Samaritan Friday at approximately 7:15 a.m., reporting that the Sea Biscuit, a 35-foot vessel, ran aground on Doran Beach near Bodega Bay. The operator of the boat made it safely to shore. A rescue boat was dispatched to the scene but the crew was unable to safely approach the grounded boat due to the rocky shoreline. The Sea Biscuit, which was reportedly carrying approximately 150 gallons of diesel fuel when it ran aground, has since broken up in the surf.

An Incident Management team from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco is currently working with the operator of the vessel to have the debris and any pollution removed. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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