Coast Guard cancels captain of the port order, motor vessel Sparna departs Columbia River

Coast Guard cancels captain of the port order, motor vessel Sparna departs Columbia River
Two tugs assist the motor vessel Sparna. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Captain of the Port for Oregon and southern Washington canceled the captain of the port order on the motor vessel Sparna allowing the vessel to leave its mooring at Kalama, Washington, Monday. The Sparna, a 623-foot bulk grain carrier, briefly ran aground near Cathlamet on the Columbia River, March 21, resulting in the ship needing to...

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...

Damage Assessment completed on motor vessel Sparna shows significant hull damage

Damage Assessment completed on motor vessel Sparna shows significant hull damage
A tug helps stabalize the motor vessel Sparnawhile the Sparna awaits repairs after it reportedly ran aground in the Columbia River near Cathlamet, Wash., March 21, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read) WARRENTON, Ore. — A damage assessment of the motor vessel Sparna, showing significant damage to the ship was submitted to the Coast Guard by Ballard Marine Construction...