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Fishing vessel safely removed from beach near Grays Harbor

WARRENTON, Ore. – The U.S. Coast Guard working closely with the Washington Department of Ecology, safely coordinated the refloating of the fishing vessel Adrianna, which went aground approximately one-half mile south of the entrance to Grays Harbor, Wash., Friday.

At 12:50 p.m., the fishing vessel crew, using a rising tide, was able to utilize the fishing vessel’s engines to safely move the vessel from the shore to open water where they were met by a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor.

Watchstanders at Sector Columbia River received a report over VHF marine radio channel 16 at 3:20 a.m., from the crew of the Adrianna stating that they had run aground on the sandy beach just south of the Grays Harbor South Jetty. It was also reported by the vessel master that a “crewmember fell asleep at the wheel.”

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 2 pets in Columbia River

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two people and their two dogs after their boat capsized on the Columbia River near Chinook, Wash., Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., received a call stating a 17-foot pleasure craft was taking on water on the Columbia River near Fort Columbia State Park near McGowan, Wash., with two people and two dogs on board at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Sector Columbia River launched a 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash. The crew arrived on scene at approximately 3:40 p.m. to find the boat capsized and the people clinging to the boat and their dogs. Crewmembers threw heaving lines to the victims and pulled both people along with their dogs from the water. The people and dogs were transported to Chinook Marina in Chinook with no injuries.

Columbia River Coastal Tow plans to salvage the partially submerged vessel at high tide. Approximately 20 gallons of gasoline remain on board. No pollution has been reported.