Coast Guard responds to sinking vessel in La Push, Wash.

The vessel was reported to have four-hundred gallons of fuel onboard at the time of its sinking.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., personnel from Station Quillayute River reported evidence of a sheen.

The Quileute Marina Harbor Master surrounded the sunken vessel with a preventative boom on the surface of the water to contain any leaking fuel.

The owner/operator of the Miss Clarissa and Quileute Marina Harbor Master are making arrangements through a private contractor to salvage the vessel.

The cause of the vessel sinking is unknown at this time.


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