Coast Guard Tows Leaking Boat Into Westport

WESTPORT, Wash. – The US Coast Guard assisted the crew of a 50-foot fishing vessel, which was taking on water near Grays Harbor yesterday evening.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a report from the crew of the fishing vessel Michael Lisa that the vessel was taking on water aprroximately 23 miles west of Grays Harbor at 6:08 p.m Wednesday.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Orcas, based in Coos Bay, Ore., a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Grays Harbor, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Air Station Astoria, were dispatched to the scene where the crew of the Orcas worked with the Michael Lisa’s crew to de-water the vessel.  Because the leak aboard the Michael Lisa could not be repaired, the crew of the Orcas towed the vessel to Grays Harbor while its crew used de-watering equipment to keep the Michael Lisa afloat.

The 47-foot motor lifeboat crew assumed the tow at Grays Harbor and took the Michael Lisa safely into Westport.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.