Coast Guard investigates vessel allision on Columbia River in Oregon

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard is investigating a tug and barge allision that occurred in the Columbia River at mile 48 near Westport, Ore., at approximately 3 a.m., Thursday. The 123-foot tug Cochise was towing the 357-foot petroleum barge Morro Bay. Both vessels struck anchored piping and equipment belonging to the dredge Oregon. The dredge itself was not struck. Morro Bay is a double-hulled...