Owner Eliminates Pollution Threat from Derelict Vessel

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River LogoPORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River concluded their response to the potential pollution threat from a derelict 431-foot motor vessel currently aground on the northern bank of the Columbia River near Camas, Wash., Monday.

The Coast Guard issued an Administrative Order Friday, which required the vessel’s owner to completely remove and properly dispose of all oil and garbage remaining onboard the vessel prior to 8 a.m., Monday. The owner has successfully complied with this order, and the vessel no longer poses a pollution risk to the public health or welfare or to the environment.

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