No injuries as fishing boat grounds in Bodega Bay

11th Coast Guard District NewsALAMEDA, Calif. – Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay responded to a 45-foot commercial fishing vessel that grounded in the Bodega Bay Harbor last night.

At approximately 11:25 p.m. a Coast Guard member at Station Bodega Bay heard a loud crash from the station as the fishing vessel collided with channel marker 13 in the harbor. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew immediately responded.

Reaching the grounded vessel, the Coast Guard crew made their attempt to tow it. Attempts to tow were unsuccessful, so the two fishermen on board were taken in by the Coast Guard crew. Fortunately, both men were found safe with no injuries.

While it appears there are no initial signs of pollution from the boat that remains aground, the Coast Guard deployed a pollution response team to investigate. In the interim, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners was issued to warn mariners in the area of the grounding.

The cause of the grounding is under investigation.

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