The 39 foot long fishing vessel Robert Henry went aground off Cape Arago near Charleston, Oregon. The vessel struck the rocks and began to break up releasing diesel fuel into the water. The vessel’s emergency signal alerted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter to the scene. The helicopter was able to winch up the three crew on board. No reports of injuries. Reports states an oil sheen was visible around the vessel. The vessel had some 300 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time. Authorities had hoped to repair and remove the Robert Henry, but the vessel broke-in-two with the stern section washed ashore. Salvagers plan to remove the wreckage. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
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