Coast Guard, other agencies monitor barge in tow off Washington Coast

A second towing vessel is assisting the MIKI HANA for its transit north to a port to be determined where repairs will be made to the vessel’s towing equipment. The barge contains approximately 700,000 pounds of construction materials and 400 gallons of diesel fuel.

Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympic National Marine Sanctuary, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Makah Tribal Office of Marine Affairs and the towing company are working collaboratively to ensure a safe transit.