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Nat aground

Photo: USCG

Photo: USCG

The fishing vessel Nat went aground near Yaquina Bay off Newport, Oregon.  The crabbing boat had gone nearly ashore with the vessel just 50 yards offshore.  The crew sent out a distress call before all three crew on board abandoned ship and swam ashore.  The crew were later treated for possible hypothermia.  Authorities state there was 700 gallons of diesel fuel on board, but no pollution was released.  Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.  The cause of the grounding was not reported.

 

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Five J’s

Five Js

Photo: Thenewportbuzz.com

The 65 foot long fishing vessel Five J’s went aground off Brenton Point near Newport, Rhode Island.  The vessel had lost power and had gone adrift.  The crew attempted to drop anchor, but the anchor was unable to hold.  No reports of injuries.   The Five J’s had some quantity of diesel fuel on board at the time of the grounding.  Authorities have teams assessing the situation and condition of the vessel as salvage operations begins. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.

 

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Chevelle

The 72 foot long fishing vessel Chevelle went aground against the jetty at Newport, Oregon.   The fishing vessel caught a strong gust of wind and blown onto the jetty.  The vessel’s crab pots shifted and Chevelle developed a severe list allowing water ingress into the engine room.  The Coast Guard responded to the scene with a lifeboat and helicopter.   The helicopter lifted the four crew safely back to shore.  No reports of injuries.  The crew plans to salvage the vessel.

Photo and Video from www.newslincolncounty.com

 

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