Coast Guard monitors barge lost in tow near Columbia River entrance

Initial attempts made by the MIKI HANA crew were unsuccessful.

The Coast Guard remained in close contact with the MIKI HANA crew over the next several hours, and coordinated with the owners, the states of Washington and Oregon and the member agencies of the Regional Response Team.

At approximately 11:10 p.m. the MIKI HANA crew retrieved the barge using an Orville Hook.

The barge, containing approximately 700,000 pounds of construction material and 400 gallons of diesel fuel, remains offshore under the control of the MIKI HANA.