Coast Guard monitors multi-day transit of vessel after explosion

Coast Guard monitors multi-day transit of vessel after explosion
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel are monitoring a 653-foot bulk carrier, with 21 crew members aboard, 120 miles west of the Columbia River entrance after main diesel engine components malfunctioned onboard and caused a localized explosion, Thursday. The crew of the bulk carrier Federal Iris enacted emergency salvage operations and contracted the crew of the emergency response towing vessel,...