Coast Guard responds to vessel taking on water near Grays Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard District 13 NewsASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a 50-foot fishing vessel, which was taking on water near Grays Harbor, Wash., Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River recieved a report from the crew of the fishing vessel Michael Lisa that the vessel was taking on water aprroximately 23 miles west of Grays Harbor at 6:08 p.m.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Orcas, based in Coos Bay, Ore., a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, were dispatched to the scene where the crew of the Orcas worked with the Michael Lisa’s crew to dewater the vessel. Because the leak aboard the Michael Lisa could not be repaired, the crew of the Orcas towed the vessel to Grays Harbor while its crew used dewatering equipment to keep the Michael Lisa afloat.

The 47-foot motor lifeboat crew assumed the tow at Grays Harbor and took the Michael Lisa safely into Wesport, Wash.

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