The 30 foot long, 11 ton fishing vessel Marion H sprung a leak and sank off the Columbia River Bar near Fort Stevens State Park. The Marion H had issued a mayday call while off Tilamook Head when the crew discovered the fishing vessel was taking on water. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and motor lifeboats to the scene. The helicopter arrived and dropped a dewatering pump. The lifeboat arrived soon after and assisted with dewatering and took the Marion H under tow. The vessels proceeded toward Cape Disappointment for several hours, but one of the pumps failed. The motor lifeboat dropped the tow and the Marion H sank in deep water some 10 miles offshore. No report of injuries to the two crew on board.
The 131 meter long, 8764 dwt cargo vessel Mehmet Bey became disabled on the Bosphorus. The vessel had suffered engine failure and gone adrift. Authorities were alerted and dispatched a tug to the scene. The Mehmet Bey was taken under tow to a safe anchorage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.