Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar
The 738-foot motor vessel, Gorgoypikoos, sits aground on the Miller Sands bar, east of Tongue Point, Ore., June 2, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River. ASTORIA, Ore.— The Coast Guard responded to a 738-foot motor vessel which ran aground on the Miller Sands Bar, east of Tongue Point, Sunday. The vessel was able to pull itself off the bar early Monday morning at high-tide,...

Damaged motor vessel Sparna safely transits to Port of Kalama, Wash.

Damaged motor vessel Sparna safely transits to Port of Kalama, Wash.
The 623-foot motor vessel Sparna, after briefly running aground and sustaining hull damage a couple days prior, is escorted towards a pier in Kalama, Wash., March 23, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.) WARRENTON, Ore. — A Unified Command consisting of the Coast Guard, operators of the motor vessel Sparna, Columbia River Pilots and the National Response Corporation...