Coast Guard deems 426-foot vessel safe to sail

ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, located in Astoria, authorized the 426-foot, UK-flagged, motor vessel Wave Venture to proceed to sea from Portland, Ore., Monday, after ensuring safety deficiencies found aboard the vessel in March had been corrected. The Coast Guard Port State Control Branch of Sector Columbia River’s Marine Safety Unit Portland conducted several inspections...

Coast Guard inspectors deem motor vessel Morning Spruce safe to re-enter waterways

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard cleared the 648-foot motor vessel Morning Spruce, Monday, to depart Portland, Ore., after verifying that all safety discrepancies found aboard the vessel have been corrected. The Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port order requiring the Morning Spruce to remain in Portland was lifted after the vessel passed a series of thorough inspections conducted...

Coast Guard detains 648-foot vessel for safety violations

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard has ordered the 648-foot car carrier Morning Spruce to remain in Portland, Ore., after inspections of the vessel revealed numerous safety hazards Tuesday. Inspections of the Morning Spruce were required by the Coast Guard after the vessel experienced engine failure approximately 12 miles southwest of the Columbia River entrance Sunday. Inspections conducted by the...