Coast Guard monitors fishing vessel that went aground near Florence

FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) - The Coast Guard is monitoring a 50-foot commercial fishing vessel that went aground near Florence, Oregon.

The vessel ran aground at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday on a beach north of the Siuslaw River Bar north jetty.

Officials in North Bend received the initial report from the two-person crew. They said there were no injuries.

A shore party from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River responded to check for pollution from the vessel. The fishermen contacted local tug operators for salvage.


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