The 48 foot fishing vessel Two Mikes ran aground near to the north jetty at Newport, Oregon. The fishing vessel was attempting to enter the mouth of the Yaquina Bay when it stranded on the rocks next to the jetty. One crewman jumped from the Two Mikes onto the jetty while the other jumped, but landed into the water. Both crewmen reached shore where they were treated for minor injuries. Waves pounded the Two Mikes against the jetty until the vessel partially submerged. An oil sheen formed around the vessel as diesel fuel leaked from the tanks. The fishing vessel had some 2000 gallons of fuel on board at the time. A boom was placed around the vessel to contain any pollution released. Reports state the vessel’s radar had been malfunctioning at the time of the incident. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.
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The firefighting operations at MSC FLAMINIA continue, the second firefighting tugboat ANGLIAN SOVEREIGN arrived this morning at the site of the incident. The third, CARLO MAGNO, is expected on site Saturday noon. After the arrival of the second firefighting tugboat, a party of four salvage specialists has boarded MSC FLAMINIA. The team was able to reactivate the ship’s own fire fighting system. It is now additionally supporting the firefighting operations of both tugboats. Due to damaged cargo and extinguishing water the ship is listing by 8.5 degrees. The extent of the damage onboard our MSC FLAMINIA is considerable. Cargo holds 4 – where the fire originated from -, 5 and 6 are demolished. According to salvage specialists cargo hold 7, which is located adjacent to the superstructure, is not on fire. The superstructure itself, the engine room as well as bow and stern – including the steering gear – are all not affected by the fire.