Coast Guard assists vessel near Brookings, Ore.

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE — The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing vessel that began taking on water 17-miles from Brookings, Ore., Sunday.

The 38-foot fishing vessel Njord had taken on approximately two feet of water when a distress call was received by the Coast Guard at 11:42 a.m.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Chetco River, Ore., and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore., were deployed to assist. Upon arrival, the lifeboat crew dewatered the Njord’s engine room.

The Njord is presently being towed back to Brookings with flooding under control and no reported injuries.

Station Chetco River is located approximately seven miles north of the Oregon-California border. The station was originally established in 1961, and is within sight (only 1/4 mile) of the bar and river mouth.

The headquarters of Group North Bend are located in North Bend, Oregon. These offices oversee all operations of Group North Bend units.

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