Coast Guard responds to vessel aground near Yaquina Bay, Ore.

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SEATTLE — Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay, Ore., and Incident Management Division personnel from Sector Columbia River, Ore., responded to a grounded fishing vessel approximately 50-yards south of Yaquina Bay, Saturday.

An estimated 700 gals of diesel fuel remains aboard, no pollution has been reported at this time.

Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay, Ore., and Incident Management Division from Sector Columbia River, Ore., respond to a fishing vessel that ran aground approximately 50 yards south of Yaquina Bay, Dec. 14, 2013. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay, Ore., and Incident Management Division from Sector Columbia River, Ore., respond to a fishing vessel that ran aground approximately 50 yards south of Yaquina Bay, Dec. 14, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Ore., received a distress call from the fishing vessel Nat saying they were about to run aground on Yaquina Bay’s south jetty.

The three crewmembers aboard the Nat swam to shore, where emergency medical services treated them for possible hypothermia.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew was dispatched from Station Yaquina Bay to check on the grounded fishing vessel. While there was a faint smell of diesel, no fuel was observed.

IMD was dispatched to the scene and is working with the owner’s insurance representative and salvage crews to remove the fishing vessel from the jetty.

The cause of the grounding is still under investigation.

 

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