Coast Guard inspects barge that struck a submerged object in Columbia River

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
SEATTLE — Coast Guard investigators and senior marine inspectors from Sector Columbia River conducted an inspection of the double-bottom barge Tri-City Voyager, which was being pushed by the tug Defiance and determined there was no pollution or breach to the hull, Friday morning.

Coast Guard investigators concluded that the barge struck the walls of the lock approach to The Dalles and not a submerged object. There are no reports of a hazard to navigation in the Columbia River.

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